Dairy aid hopes run dry
LORD SEWEL, Scottish agriculture minister, said there would be no immediate Government aid for dairy farmers, despite the problems in the milk sector.
In a speech at Slagnow Farm, near Castle Douglas, Lord Sewel said he did not feel the argument was strong for agri-monetary compensation based on a single years figures, but it was something that would be kept under review.
Tom Thomson, convener of the NFUs milk committee, said milk prices were down 23% on the year, and it looked as though there would be another cut in April.
Lord Sewel also offered little hope to the rendering and knackering industries.
- The Scotsman 18/02/98 page 30