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Thai Military Offers Support Plan for Rice Farmers

Thailand's ruling military will develop a scheme to help rice farmers cover costs, a top officer said on Wednesday, in place of a scandal-plagued and costly price support program that helped drive the former prime minister from office.   Junta leader General Prayuth Chan-Ocha last week had said the scheme of guaranteeing prices far above market levels would be scrapped, but had not indicated what would replace it.   The lack of a price subsidy will mark the first time in...

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