Farmers For Action have said that because of their ongoing protests, the supermarket chain Morrisons have agreed to a meeting with them.
Dairy farmers from across the West Country took part in a mass protest outside the Morrison's distribution centreon the M5 near Bridgwater.
The farmers are arguing that they are losing money on every pint of milk they produce but Morrison originally said they're not seeking a low price.
Here's a statement from Farmers For Action:
Following all the recent activity in the last 7 days, with Milk Trolley Challenges originated by young farmers, and protests held in Cheshire last week and again last night Cheshire (600 in attendance) and Bridgwater in Somerset (1,000 in attendance), Morrisons are to meet within industry leaders on Tuesday of next week to discuss the serious issue facing British dairy farmers.
We would now please ask everyone to focus their attention on other retailers whilst talks with Morrisons take place.
Well done last night to everybody, both young and old your support was fantastic, behaviour was exemplary and obviously a big thank you to all our other partners who have played a part in the last 7 days focusing on the plight faced in the British dairy industry.
Dairy farmers from across the West Country took part in a mass protest last night, outside the Morrison's distribution centre on the M5 near Bridgwater.
The farmers argue they're losing money on every pint of milk they produce.
But Morrison have said they're not seeking a low price, and are currently in talks with the NFU.
Our presenter Ian Axton was there last night, where dozens of tractors were blockading the entrance.
The crowd is building by the minute as farmers protest outside Morrisons depot in Bridgwater. http://t.co/rOAA54ZvOK
Tractors have blocked the Morrisons Manufacturing depot as well as the food distribution centre. http://t.co/Uhv7ROiAIU
Dairy farmers from across the West Country have tonight blockaded the entrance to the huge Morrison's distribution centre on the M5 near Bridgwater.
The campaigners claim the dairy industry in the country will collapse unless the big supermarkets pay them more. They say they are losing money on every pint of milk they produce.
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