Rice Is Out, Beans Are in as Thailand's Farmers Return to SchoolBy and
Farmers get paid to learn alternatives to growing rice
Worst drought in 20 years to cost Thai economy $2.4 billion
Rice farmer Prapatpon Rungsatien perches on a plastic chair in a classroom in rural Thailand. Ceiling fans stir the humid air as she and 49 of her neighbors hunker down for a talk on Southeast Asian economics.
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