Farmers came in their hundreds to blockade Robert Wiseman Dairy in Bridgwater this evening in a protest against its decision to make a further cut in the amount it pays farmers for a litre of milk. One by one they parked up in their tractors to convey their discontent at decisions being made in the dairy industry.
Farmers For Action say farmers are being 'robbed' as they lose money on every litre they produce.
In the last three months the price farmers are paid for a litre of milk has dropped by 4 pence. The second two pence of that comes into force on August 1st. Farmers are hoping the dairy will reverse its decison and fully reinstate them for the money they have lost.
Robert Wiseman, which supplies milk to the co-op supermarket chain, told ITV Westcountry when they made the decision to cut the price of milk that they'd done everything they could to minimise the reduction in milk prices. They say they have to reflect the substantially lower returns from the markets which they serve.
The British Retail Consortium which represents supermarkets says supermarkets are actually the best payers for milk.
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