11 January 2002

Threat to wind up co-op put on hold

DISGRUNTLED members of Milk Link have put on hold their threat to issue a petition to wind up the farmer-owned co-operative.

Proposals for the reform of rules governing Milk Link members and a financial support agreement will be discussed by Milk Links farmers council in the hope of reaching a satisfactory compromise following a meeting between lawyers on Tuesday (Jan 8).

Angry farmers have written to farmers weekly in support of the co-operative after news (Dec 21) that some members wanted the group wound up. Mid-Devon Milk Link Council member Frank Yendell spoke for many: "The vast majority of Milk Link members are very supportive of the progress made in recent months which was democratically approved by an overwhelming majority." &#42

&#8226 See Letters, page 69.