Next in line: Thai maize farmers stage protest

maize farmersAfter protests and street rallies by rice and rubber farmers in Thailand, the next group is maize farmers that demand that the government raises the price of maize paid to them for animal feed.

More than 500 maize growers on September 11 staged a protest in front of Nan Provincial Hall in northern Nan province, the center of maize cultivation.

The protesters want the government to guarantee buying prices of maize for animal feed at 8 to 9 baht per kilogramme with a limit of 50 tonnes per household annually. The group also want the price intervention period to be extended to April 30, 2014.

The current price is 7 to 9 baht per kilogramme but with a limit of 25 tonnes per household, effective from September to December 2013. The budget was set at 1.9 billion baht ($57 million).

Rath Krutana, one of the leading protesters, said the group will “escalate” its protest if the government fails to respond within 15 days. The protesters have been told by the local administration that it will forward their complaints to the government in Bangkok and work with related agencies to help them out.



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After protests and street rallies by rice and rubber farmers in Thailand, the next group is maize farmers that demand that the government raises the price of maize paid to them for animal feed. More than 500 maize growers on September 11 staged a protest in front of Nan Provincial Hall in northern Nan province, the center of maize cultivation. The protesters want the government to guarantee buying prices of maize for animal feed at 8 to 9 baht per kilogramme with a limit of 50 tonnes per household annually. The group also want the price intervention period to be...

maize farmersAfter protests and street rallies by rice and rubber farmers in Thailand, the next group is maize farmers that demand that the government raises the price of maize paid to them for animal feed.

More than 500 maize growers on September 11 staged a protest in front of Nan Provincial Hall in northern Nan province, the center of maize cultivation.

The protesters want the government to guarantee buying prices of maize for animal feed at 8 to 9 baht per kilogramme with a limit of 50 tonnes per household annually. The group also want the price intervention period to be extended to April 30, 2014.

The current price is 7 to 9 baht per kilogramme but with a limit of 25 tonnes per household, effective from September to December 2013. The budget was set at 1.9 billion baht ($57 million).

Rath Krutana, one of the leading protesters, said the group will “escalate” its protest if the government fails to respond within 15 days. The protesters have been told by the local administration that it will forward their complaints to the government in Bangkok and work with related agencies to help them out.



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