Drought threatens Thailand’s rice crop

Associated Press: The world's largest rice exporter, Thailand, is facing major losses to its next crop of rice and a water crisis because of the worst drought in nearly two decades. Chanchai Rakthananon, president of the Thai Rice Mills Association, said Tuesday that rice output for the next crop cycle, ending in August, could fall to as little as 2 million tons from a previously forecast 5 million tons. "It didn't rain when it needed to rain," said Angsumal Sunalai, director general of the Thai ......

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