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Farmers pressure government for grants

Environmental groups and farmers in our region have sent a letter to the Prime Minister urging him to do all he can to encourage the European Parliament to continue offering them environmental grants.

Plymouth farmer Jon Andrews gets European grants to help create habitat for species like the highly endangered cirl bunting. Many farmers like him say their very survival depends on getting the grants.

Tesco increases farmers' milk price

Farmers staged protests this summer over low milk prices Credit: ITV Westcountry

Farmers in the westcountry who supply milk to Tesco are to get a pay rise of just over 2p a litre from next month. It follows a summer of protests over planned price cuts which saw a series of blockades at dairy processors including Robert Wiseman near Bridgwater.

Morrisons and the Co-Op hiked their prices following the demonstrations. Tesco says the new price of up to 31.58p per litre follows a regular review and is not connected to the protests.

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Tesco increases farmers' milk price

Farmers staged protests this summer over low milk prices Credit: ITV West

Farmers in the westcountry who supply milk to Tesco are to get a pay rise of just over 2p a litre from next month. It follows a summer of protests over planned price cuts which saw a series of blockades at dairy processors including Robert Wiseman near Bridgwater.

Morrisons and the Co-Op hiked their prices following the demonstrations. Tesco says the new price of up to 31.58p per litre follows a regular review and is not connected to the protests.

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