• Tue, 18 Jun 2019 01:00
    Seven nabbed for trafficking migrants with false promises
    POLICE recently arrested seven Thai and Myanmar suspects for allegedly luring at least nine Myanmar nationals into forced labour in Thailand.
  • Sat, 09 Feb 2019 09:41
    200,000 meth pills seized in Ratchaburi
    Police seized 200,000 methamphetamine pills that were found among sugarcane in Ratchaburi's Ban Pong district on Friday night.
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  • Thu, 07 Feb 2019 01:00
    Burning sugarcane fields choke Khon Kaen
    POLLUTION continued to choke the Northeast province of Khon Kaen yesterday, with the Air Quality Index (AQI) reaching 187, well beyond the “moderate” safety limit of 100.
  • Wed, 26 Dec 2018 01:00
    Missing two-year-old boy found dead near sugarcane plantation
    The search for a two-year-old Myanmar boy who went missing nine days ago ended in tragedy on Tuesday after his body was found 5 kilometres from a sugarcane plantation in Suphan Buri province.
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  • Fri, 16 Nov 2018 15:57
    Siam Kubota unveils two new implements for sugarcane farming
    Siam Kubota has unveiled two new tractor implements for sugarcane farming, the company announced in a press release issued on Friday.
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  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 20:07
    Sugarcane farming products launched
    Siam Kubota has unveiled two tractor products for sugarcane farming: a Sugarcane Leaf Remover, which facilitates manual sugarcane harvesting and reduces the need to burn sugarcane leaves, and a Sugarcane Cut Remover, which allows sugarcane farmers to finish harvesting in one go.
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  • Fri, 31 Aug 2018 17:51
    Groups slam partial ban on ‘dangerous’ farm chemicals
    Several organisations have lambasted the Hazardous Substance Committee’s (HSC) decision to ban three “dangerous” chemicals only in farms that produce household vegetables and herbs.
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  • Mon, 25 Jun 2018 01:00
    SPECIAL REPORT: The bitter truth behind the sugarcane boom
    As more and more rice farmers switch to sugarcane, health issues and conflict arise over exposure to excessive chemicals
  • Sat, 26 May 2018 01:00
    Sugar lobby battles sweet drinks tax
    THE Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association has voiced concerns against a government proposal to impose a special consumption tax of 10 per cent on sweet drinks.
  • Mon, 21 May 2018 01:00
    Decision on paraquat ban to be made on Wednesday
    THAILAND’S National Committee on Hazardous Substances Control will on Wednesday decide whether to ban the domestic use of paraquat, a herbicide used to control weeds, after consumer protection and industrial groups joined hands to press for the ban.
  • Sun, 07 Jan 2018 16:23
    Plantation baby delivered by acclaimed ‘borderlands’ doctor
    A Cambodian migrant worker gave birth prematurely to a baby girl while she was working at a sugarcane plantation in Sa Kaew’s Aranyaprathet district on Sunday morning.
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  • Thu, 28 Dec 2017 14:49
    Elephant kills village defense volunteer in Sa Kaew
    A village defense volunteer was stomped to death by a wild elephant he encountered in a sugarcane plantation in Sa Kaew’s Khlong Hat district. The body of Ampai Wannakul, 52, was found at the plantation in Tambon Sai Thong yesterday morning.
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  • Wed, 09 Aug 2017 01:00
    Mitr Phol ramps up its targets under environmental commitment
    THAILAND'S largest sugar producer Mitr Phol Group aims to sharply increase the area of its contracted sugarcane farmlands in Thailand and those of its own that that meet key international production standards.
  • Tue, 30 May 2017 10:03
    Buri Ram farmers ask for help following floods
    Farmers in Buri Ram’s Nong Kee district on Tuesday called for urgent help from the government after some 1,000 rai (160 hectares) of their rice and sugarcane paddy fields were flooded following days of torrential rains.
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  • Sun, 02 Oct 2016 01:00
    Coca-Cola-led project lifts Thai women’s skills in finance, agriculture
    RUNGWARA Mongkolchareon, 25, from Phetchabun’s Wichian Buri district decided to follow in her parents’ footsteps and farm sugarcane after college graduation to give her family a brighter future.
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