- West Country (E)
A second protest will be held in Somerset tonight over the continuing row about milk prices. Around 300 people took part in a blockade last Thursday at Robert Wiseman in Bridgwater. Since then the supermarket chains Co-Op and Morrisons have agreed to raise the amount they pay.
The government has agreed a voluntary code of practice between dairy farmers and milk processors.
One of Britain’s leading retailers says it is increasing the premium it pays farmers for their milk.
Some farmers are being paid less for a litre of milk than what it costs to produce it.