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Milk price dispute

A group of dairy farmers say they may have no choice but to cut the supply of milk, if price cuts go ahead. The people who buy the milk directly from the farmers want to cut the price by nearly 2p a litre.

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Code of best practice agreed for dairy prices

The bodies representing farmers and milk processors have reached an agreement on a voluntary code of best practice over dairy prices.

Earlier this summer, Welsh farmers joined protests and blockades, angry at drops in the price they've been receiving for their milk.

It's believed the code of best practise will give dairy farmers more security against price fluctuation.

This important initiative builds upon existing arrangements, which give farmers and processors security in business relationships, whilst adding additional safeguards that will assure farmers that their contracts are not putting them at a disadvantage in the marketplace. The code should also enable dairy farmers and processors to build relationships of trust and mutual understanding. Only on this basis can the industry create the added value that will protect it from price volatility.

– Jim Begg, Dairy UK Director General

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