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Hundreds of farmers from the south west were at today's meeting. They're concerned that many people will be forced out of dairy farming. Ken Goodwin has been to meet a couple who say they are so fed up, they are getting out of the industry.
Chris Gott and his partner Rosalind Cookson have been dairy farmers all their working lives in Gloucester, but they say they will lose at least £70,000 a year when the milk price drops.
They've had enough and plan to auction off their entire herd and leave dairy farming.
Farmers in the region are going to Westminster to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices. It's been called by the National Farmers' Union, which says milk producers are being forced out of business as big dairy companies cut costs
The meeting will hear from farming minister Jim Paice, who admitted yesterday that he didn't know the price of a pint.
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West Country farmers will be in Westminster today to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices.