– Morrisons' spokesman
We buy the milk sold in our stores directly from a processor, who set the price received by the farmer for each litre they produce. The increases we have made in the amount we pay to processors since last summer have resulted in a rise of more than 4p per litre for farmers, bringing milk prices to their highest level in recent years.”
Dairy farmers are tonight blockading a distribution depot in Somerset in a row over milk prices.
They arrived earlier this evening, bringing their tractors with them. They've been stopping lorries getting in and out of the Morrisons warehouse by the M5 at Bridgwater. They're angry about the price they get for milk which they say is driving them out of business.
David Hadley is from Farmers for Action.
As many as 70 dairy farmers are tonight blockading the Morrisons distribution depot in Somerset in a row over milk prices.
They arrived earlier this evening, bringing with them 15 tractors to stop lorries getting in and out of the warehouse by the M5 at Bridgwater.
They're angry about low supermarket milk prices which they say are driving them out of business.
Hope to see whole of South West out tonight at milk gathering, plenty of media attending
The FARMERS4ACTION group are gearing up for tonight's protest. They were set up in 2000 to negotiate on behalf of UK farmers for better prices.
Farmers are set to blockade a dairy in Somerset this evening. They're planning to gather outside Robert Wiseman's dairy in Bridgwater from eight o'clock. They're angry over low supermarket milk prices which they say are driving them out of business.