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.
Farmers came in their hundreds to blockade Robert Wiseman Dairy in Bridgwater in a protest against milk prices
Farmers are warning tonight that a blockade at Robert Wiseman Dairy by hundreds of farmers could be the 'first of many'. The chairman of Farmers For Action David Handley says farmers 'want their money back' and that there was no justification for the first price reduction.
There are five protests going on across the country tonight.
Mr Handley says if Robert Wiseman fails to reinstate farmers with the money they've lost since the cuts 'there will be no milk moving in the UK after August 1st'. That's the date the second two pence price cut comes into force, making the total cuts in the past three months four pence per litre.
Robert Wiseman Dairy lorries are unable to make their deliveries tonight after farmers blockaded its Bridgwater site. Hundreds of farmers remain parked up outside the milk processing plant tonight in a protest over milk cuts.
Hundreds of angry dairy farmers from across the South West are beginning to gather in Somerset tonight to join a blockade of the Robert Wiseman Dairy in Bridgwater. The company processes and delivers over 30% of the fresh milk consumed in Britain, every day.
The action is in protest at the dairy's decision to cut the amount it pays farmers for a litre of milk by almost 4 pence in the last 3 months. Farmers say they're now losing money on every litre of milk they produce.C