• Wed, 20 Feb 2019 20:09
    Legislature delays passage of Rice Bill as review mulled
    THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) has temporarily backtracked from its plan to urgently push through the controversial Rice Bill yesterday.
    national
  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    Farmers’ joy: elephant damage now covered
    THE CABINET has given its approval for farmers’ insurance to include intrusion by wild elephants that destroys their wet-season rice and maize.
    national
  • Tue, 19 Feb 2019 01:00
    NLA in a hurry to push Rice Bill
    THE NATIONAL Legislative Assembly (NLA) looks set to pass the Rice Bill tomorrow despite concerns expressed by many farmers and various prominent figures.
    national
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 12:24
    Thai-Khmer border guards in standoff weekend
    Cambodian and Thai border authorities faced off in a heated confrontation on Saturday afternoon, when the Thai side allegedly attempted to use a tractor to remove over 6ha of cassava planted by Cambodian farmers near the border.
    national
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    BAAC helps farmers meet food safety standards
    THE BANK for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has been successful in helping some farmers and community-based enterprises produce high-quality products that meet food-safety standards, Apirom Sukprasert, the bank’s president, said.
    Economy
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    Agriculture Ministry should be prosecuted for mass poisoning
    Re: “Dangerous farm chemicals still allowed for at least two years”, National, February 15.
    your say
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    VN province debuts nano-tech shrimp farms
    VIETNAM'S central province of Quang Nam has introduced the first hi-tech shrimp farming projects in Thang Binh District’s Coastal Binh Hai Commune on 6.5 hectares with a total investment of 33 billion dongs (US$1.5 million, Bt47 million).
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    Philippines liberates rice market
    THE PHILIPPINES' Rice Tariffication Bill has been signed into law by President Duterte amid opposition from farmer groups and consistent prodding from economic managers and business organisations.
    ASEAN+
  • Mon, 18 Feb 2019 01:00
    Agri-tourism draws visitors to Mekong Delta
    FARMERS in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta in Vietnam have developed agri-tourism models that have not only increased their incomes but also contributed to sustainable agriculture and rural development in the area.
    ASEAN+
  • Sun, 17 Feb 2019 14:30
    Chaiyaphum farm wife dies trying to rein in cropland fire
    A Chaiyaphum woman died from smoke inhalation on Saturday morning while she and her husband struggled to bring under control a fire they set on their cropland.
    Breaking News
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Dangerous farm chemicals still allowed for at least two years
    PARAQUAT, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos are still allowed for use in Thailand for at least another two years, after the Hazardous Substance Committee yesterday reaffirmed its previous decision not to ban the three controversial agrochemicals.
    national
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    New law will restrict traditional ways: farmers
    Concern over ban on uncertified rice varieties and conflicts.
    national
  • Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:00
    Somkid urges BOT action on baht
    THE government’s economics chief has voiced his concerns over a strong baht with his central bank counterpart, citing the impact on farmers and calling on him to be ready to put the brakes on further gains in the currency.
    Economy
  • Mon, 04 Feb 2019 01:00
    Food industry hits alarm button over baht appreciation
    Food industry representatives are urging the Bank of Thailand (BOT) and the Finance Ministry to address worries that the baht will appreciate this year, dampening exports and reducing the income of local farmers. 
    business
  • Fri, 01 Feb 2019 01:00
    A Mandela for the 21st century  
    Re: “The plight of white farmers in South Africa”, Have Your Say, yesterday.
    your say
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