11 January 2001
‘Milk shortage may hit consumers’

By FWi staff

A SPRING milk shortage could put prices in shops up by 4ppl, warn farmers.

The National Farmers Union says a drought looms because some dairy farms are going out of business and others cannot afford winter feed, reports the Daily Express.

NFU deputy president Tim Bennett told the newspaper: “Farmers cant afford to feed their families, let alone their cows.”

Both the NFU and the more militant Farmers for Action are campaigning for a price rise to farmers now.