Ministry eyes new farming technology

The Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives will find farm machine and innovation technology to help 1.7 million farmers likely to be affected by the ban on three toxic farm chemicals.

However, it is also mulling whether it can help them offset higher harvesting costs, estimated to rise 10-fold after the ban takes effect next month. Alongkorn Ponlaboot, adviser to the agriculture minister, said on Wednesday the ministry will focus on helping farmers reduce production costs.

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Apinya Wipatayotin