• Fri, 09 Nov 2018 01:00
    Govt optimistic on rice prices but experts not sure of sustainability
    THE COMMERCE MINISTER is upbeat that rice prices are on the up trend, citing the large number of foreigners placing orders, but exporters and economists are cautious about its sustainability. 
  • Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:56
    Vietnam discussing with China, other Mekong countries to ensure sustainable use of water
    The ongoing serious drought is damaging some 160,000 hectares of paddy rice in Vietnam's Mekong Delta, causing losses of some 5,000 billion Vietnamese dong (US$222.2 million), and affecting about 290,000 hectares of fruit trees, Vietnamese media reported
  • Thu, 08 Aug 2013 00:00
    Rice-pledging price 'to stay'
    THE GOVERNMENT is expected to maintain the pledging price for the upcoming year at Bt15,000 per tonne of white paddy rice to ensure farmers' satisfaction, but the price will be lowered in the following year, forum participants were told yesterday.
  • Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:00
    Ministry seeks to trim rice price
    With rice exports moving sluggishly, the Commerce Ministry will tomorrow propose that the National Rice Policy Committee revise down its pledged price from Bt15,000 a tonne to Bt13,000 or Bt14,000 a tonne for white paddy rice in April's second-crop harve
  • Wed, 29 Aug 2012 00:00
    Economists slam 7 populist policies
    The government's paddy rice-pledging scheme is top of the seven bad populist policies, according to a poll by Bangkok University.
  • Sat, 07 Jan 2012 00:00
    Rice in pledging plan to be short of target
    About 7 million tonnes of paddy rice is expected to have entered the government’s rice-pledging project next month since October 7, lower than the target of 10 million tonnes.
  • Fri, 06 Jan 2012 00:00
    Smuggled rice seized
    Officials have intercepted 50 tonnes of paddy rice from Cambodia that a trader was attempting to smuggle into Thailand, heightening concerns at the Commerce Ministry that foreign rice could be used to exploit the government's pledging scheme.
  • Fri, 07 Oct 2011 00:00
    Three army officers prosecuted for smuggling offences
    The Army has prosecuted three captains of Burapa Task Force for involvement in smuggling of paddy rice across Thai-Cambodian border, its spokesman Col Sansern Kaewkamnerd said Friday.
  • Wed, 05 Oct 2011 00:00
    Rice price to rise as floods hit harvests
    At least 8.5 million rai of rice fields, which can produce 4 million to 5 million tonnes of paddy rice, have already been destroyed by flooding, according to the Commerce Ministry.
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