Dairy farms under threat

The NFU says dairy farmers still aren't being paid enough money for their milk, despite protests last year.

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NFU: 8 thousand fewer dairy farms than a decade ago

Dairy cows at a farm in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire Credit: Calendar News

The NFU says there were 19,000 dairy farms in England and Wales a decade ago. There are now 10,670 producers. 1,232 of those are based in the Midlands. The farming union is calling for urgent action to be taken over the cost of milk, to ensure farmers are paid more and can survive in the future.

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