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.
– Alun Davies, Deputy Minister for Agriculture
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.