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We want our rice back, plus compensation, farmers say

A group of farmers in Phitsanulok are demanding that the government return paddy submitted to the government's rice pledging scheme, plus financial compensation for delayed payments for rice.

Instead of waiting for payment of Bt15,000 per tonne for paddy from the tainted scheme, some 150 farmers said Monday they now want to get their paddy back to sell to normal rice millers, who are ready to immediately give them Bt9,000 per tonne.

"And because of the delay in payments under the scheme, the govern

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