- West Country (E)
A deal has been agreed between dairy farmers and milk processors. The meeting was called by farming minister Jim Paice after protests from dairy farmers from the West Country and across Britain over cuts to the price they are paid for their milk.
The agreement regards establishing a voluntary code of practice for those within the industry - but terms and conditions have yet to be finalised.
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.