A deal has been struck in principle to end the stalemate over milk prices. The agreement means:
- Firms buying milk, like big supermarkets, would give a "sensible" notice period when changing their prices
- It means farmers would have enough time to opt out of any deals
- Government officials say they could still bring in legislation at a later date if the code failed to work
- But ministers warn they cannot dictate prices
Dairy farmers have agreed the outline of a deal with processing firms to end a bitter dispute over milk prices.
Dairy farmers blockaded milk processing plants for a second night as they continued to show their anger at milk prices.