Welsh Government responds to milk price agreement

I welcome this agreement... I hope that it will provide greater fairness and transparency in contractual arrangements across the sector. I am sure the industry as a whole will welcome the new Code and its potential to transform the way that business is done in the dairy industry.

It will be important that the operation of the new voluntary Code is kept under review as I want to see the Code deliver real change in the industry.

The dairy industry is of key importance to our economy and our Programme for Government specifically identifies dairy as a priority sector for attention and support. The plan for milk which I announced in July outlines Welsh Government support for the sector and I will be continuing discussions with industry in this regard.

– Alun Davies, Deputy Minister for Agriculture

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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.