Rice Glut Expands With Farms Poised for Record Crop

Rice Glut Expands With Farms Poised for Record Crop

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A farmer stands on a thresher as rice is harvested in a paddy field in Nong Phak Nak, Suphan Buri, Thailand. Stockpiles in Thailand, set to become the biggest exporter this year, jumped after Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra started buying from farmers in 2011, fulfilling an election pledge to boost rural incomes.