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Farmers in Kandal province’s Koh Thom district harvest rice in February 2019. (Heng Vichet/VOD)

Minor Party Pushes for Bigger Subsidies to Help Rice Farmers

The minor Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) suggested increasing subsidized loans to rice millers to $100-200 million a year to help farmers struggling with depressed prices as they flood the market with millions of tons of surplus rice.