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Growers of Chinese cabbage in Chiang Mai Province are seeking help from the government after the ex-farm prices of their produce plunged to only two baht per kilogram, while their costs are estimated at 4-5 baht/kg.

 

One of the growers, Suchon Natehathai of Mae Taeng District, told Thai PBS reporters that he had invested more than 40,000 baht to grow Chinese cabbage on his land, hoping to make some profit to support his family.

 

He said, however, that middlemen offered him only two baht per kilogramme and he had little choice but to sell to them at that price, otherwise the cabbage would rot.

 

Full Story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/chiang-mais-cabbage-growers-appeal-for-government-assistance/

 

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Buy some in the market or even higher in supermarkets , so someone 

is making good profit on it , maybe they should grow potatoes ,in Makro

the other day 56 THB a Kg , Tops 53 THB for 500 Grm ! ,

 

If things don't improve from them ,they may go back to growing Opium again.

 

regards Worgeordie

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13 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Buy some in the market or even higher in supermarkets , so someone 

is making good profit on it , maybe they should grow potatoes ,in Makro

the other day 56 THB a Kg , Tops 53 THB for 500 Grm ! ,

 

If things don't improve from them ,they may go back to growing Opium again.

 

regards Worgeordie

agree, all veg is very expensive so if the farmers aren't getting the dosh it needs looking into

 

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15 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He said, however, that middlemen offered him only two baht per kilogramme and he had little choice but to sell to them at that price, otherwise the cabbage would rot.

I'd say the middlemen have better brains than the farmers !

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18 hours ago, snoop1130 said:

He said, however, that middlemen offered him only two baht per kilogramme and he had little choice but to sell to them at that price, otherwise the cabbage would rot

Cut-out the middlemen.. sell direct to the markets.

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18 hours ago, worgeordie said:

Buy some in the market or even higher in supermarkets , so someone 

is making good profit on it , maybe they should grow potatoes ,in Makro

the other day 56 THB a Kg , Tops 53 THB for 500 Grm ! ,

 

If things don't improve from them ,they may go back to growing Opium again.

 

regards Worgeordie

Agreed, spuds are are a ridiculous price in Thailand.

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1 hour ago, hotchilli said:

Cut-out the middlemen.. sell direct to the markets.

Maybe the farmers should open a co-op market and with some profits form their own distribution company to get their produce to the traditional markets. Supermarkets would be much more difficult because of established relationships between Chinese families, I suppose.

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2 hours ago, placnx said:

Maybe the farmers should open a co-op market and with some profits form their own distribution company to get their produce to the traditional markets. Supermarkets would be much more difficult because of established relationships between Chinese families, I suppose.

Exactly.. open farmers markets..

screw the middlemen.

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