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  1. Hi ya WIXO, Are you up in either Chiang Mai or Chiang Rai Provinces?
  2. Hi all, That time of (frustrating) year again.... Workers (tappers) tearing their hair out trying to figure out if it's going to rain or not where we are farming..... A quick question for you folks that have sold your trees for wood (to the mills - I suppose). What kind of prices were you getting and what region (changwat - province) did you sell them in? Admin: if we get a good number of folks to reply with the prices of rubber wood, could we pin this info please?
  3. It's about 23.5 - 24 in Mae Ai, Fang, & Chai Prakarn districts in Chiang Mai..... AND as usual, RAIN is impeding our tapping. Still selling our whole lot (116 rai and the farmhouse). One of the larger property's in the village so we're sub-dividing it to 1 ngan plots (or more if wanted...). Had it, done it, yup. Consolidation.
  4. I bet a few of more of you guys hanging onto the rubber plantations are thinking the same. Wait and see what happens..... I wish you all good luck. This "government" doesn't make it easier does it???? I've waited long enough and bought a lot of this land waaaay back when. There's my profit. Done.
  5. Lucky! Mae Ai, Fang and Chai Prakarn districts are only getting 19 - 20 tops! Still selling all 118 rai worth plus the huge farmhouse with swimming pool... (though my B-In-L is interested in house and rubber plantation behind.....)
  6. We investigated ourselves and found nothing untoward..... lol
  7. Better if is dried out chicken poop....
  8. Yes. Very sad this year. My B in law is even more sad as he is only getting his Or Bor Tor salary. But looking over the 5 years of tapping results, our area wasn't the ideal area to plant rubber. Still selling our whole lot of 130 + rai of rubber, the (large) farmhouse w/pool + huge workshop area, and 3 shophouses here in Chiang Mai. Sigh..... Scot it was the goverment who encouraged people to plant yang in these places which are clearly not suited to grow yang. Many other crops can make more money than yang in some areas. Its the same with palm oil. The take photos of massive palm oil trees in the south then start selling the idea to issaan farmers. Not telling them that low lieing areas with good water holding ability in the soil followed by a 6 month dry period is not suited to palm oil. The government people only care they get a cashcow from any sales they promote. Its the same with yang. Take photos of massive yang from the south with a girth of 3 metres. Then sell the idea in isaan. No rain going in ,no yang coming out its that simple. We notice if we dont get rain for 2 weeks,production starts dropping off. How about 3 or 4 months like in some areas of thailand? My advice is go to kings project. I would trust these people.Cheers Cobbler Hi Cobbler, Yes, indeed..... The saying Kee Nah comes to mind. We had the same problem with our golden teak plantations..... Planted, cared for them, waited 26 years until the girth was a decent size, and was told by the provincial bah mai that we have to jump hoops for 12 agencies to export it.... Kah-ching to the max. Forget it.... Sold the timber locally. My sister-in-law is the president of the rubber assoc in our district so we indeed know that we were duped by the government again... Although, it was after the high price days and the 3 country rubber consortium went by the wayside.. Selling the land is much more profitable than farming. We've done quite a bit in our day including running all the farm & construction equipment. An "okay" income. But now it's time to hang up the straw hat, collect rentals, and play with the grand child. Good luck to all in your endeavors. Best regards, Scott
  9. Yes. Very sad this year. My B in law is even more sad as he is only getting his Or Bor Tor salary. But looking over the 5 years of tapping results, our area wasn't the ideal area to plant rubber. Still selling our whole lot of 130 + rai of rubber, the (large) farmhouse w/pool + huge workshop area, and 3 shophouses here in Chiang Mai. Sigh.....
  10. If one buys a Samsonite bag, ALL airlines will get it fixed. I've got a 10 year old bag and had to get it repaired 4 times during that period in Chiang Mai. No questions asked and it was delivered twice to my door!
  11. Only a misguided, uninformed, uber-"entitled" little brat (Yes, I know, I'm only assuming....) would load valuables in check-in baggage. I pity this persons' parents!!!
  12. Safety standards in TH are virtually non-existent. Yet another fire where exits were locked! It's mind-boggling that in today's age of technology, the most basic electrical and / or fire safety systems could not be installed(???) or maintained. Convicting the guard as a scapegoat where the real culprits are going to get off with a small fine..... I truly feel for the relatives of these poor young girls. Very sad.
  13. On the BBC today, there was news of a 78% drop of foreign investors for Thailand... Sent from my SM-N900 using Tapatalk
  14. In Chiang Mai as well! Not sure about the farms though..... Good to hear!
  15. im surprised to hear that. I thought there was always a lot of rain in your area. Palm (oil) trees need the minimum of 1.2 m of rainfall a year. They also are not to planted above 150 m sea level.