*Support of rural population is key for govt in Thailand. BANGKOK, Aug 29- Thailand plans to boost the amount of land it uses to grow sugarcane, potentially increasing refined sugar output in the world's second-biggest exporter of the sweetener by around 10 percent, a government official said. The' rai' is a unit of measurement commonly used in Thailand.» Read More
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