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Kalasin: Farmers overwhelmed by losses as price of rice falls to just Bt6 per kilo


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Big companies, greedy "humans" controlling everything. And it is everywhere.

It is called business.

Not only Thailand with rice. See South America , banana, cacao, coffee beans.

Even USA. Saw docu, farmer with big fields of strawberries. There was too much, so price got down. Farmer decided to let the plants and strawberries rot, as this was for him the cheapest way. Otherwise he had to pay for his own crops, to sell. Negative income.

Definitely something wrong with the global systems today.

 

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Rice farming has become unprofitable for many. I know of a few farmers in the northeast whom I've tried to help by making calculations for all their spendings and earnings and was shocked how little i

So we will be seeing cheaper rice in the shops, markets and supermarkets, .....no I don't think so , just more profit for the middle men, shops. regards worgeordie

So you think that the 14 Baht difference goes to the shop 🙂   Not quite that simple    

On 11/20/2020 at 4:25 PM, edwinchester said:

"He said 300 to 400 kilograms of rice is produced per rai"

 

That doesn't seem very much as the lady who rents our paddy always gets between 600 and 800 kgs per rai.

 

Average rice yield in Thailand is 450 kg per rai.

 

We get far less - all organic, no fertiliser. First field was 8 sacks one rai 😒. Only farmed for the government subsidy, not the rice.

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10 hours ago, rickudon said:

Average rice yield in Thailand is 450 kg per rai.

 

We get far less - all organic, no fertiliser. First field was 8 sacks one rai 😒. Only farmed for the government subsidy, not the rice.

Yeah our renter is old school and chemicals are a way of life. Gets the subsidy as well so seems to do ok. We have a great irrigation system in Kanchanaburi though so get 3 crops a year. 4 crops are possible if you start preparing the paddy as soon as you have cropped but that is rare to be honest.

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