DEFRA minister Jim Paice talked one-on-one with milk producers today, during an exclusive online Q&A on FWi.

The live web chat was originally scheduled to address CAP reform, but in response to overwhelming demand from participants, Mr Paice switched the focus of the discussion halfway through to concentrate on the current milk crisis.

Questions and comments flooded in from across the country – signalling the desperation felt by the dairy industry as a result of the latest round of price cuts.

Read the transcript of the web chat below

For more on the milk crisis

See our dedicated page on the milk price cuts crisis

Read farmer’s reactions on the milk crisis