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Milk Prices Summit

Farmers in the region are going to Westminster to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices.

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Falling milk prices forcing farmers to close

West Country farmers will be in Westminster today to join a summit meeting about falling milk prices.

It's been called by the National Farmers' Union, which says milk producers are being forced out of business as big dairy companies cut costs.

The NFU says it costs farmers 30p to produce a litre of milk. With the latest cuts, farmers will only be paid 24.73p a litre - a loss of over 5p per litre of milk.

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