FARMERS FOR Action has announced the launch of a major new campaign on farmgate prices.
The organisation said the move followed confirmation that Robert Wiseman Dairies intends to cut its milk price by 0.25p/litre.
FFA chairman David Handley said he had decided to bring forward a plan which he had intended to launch this autumn.
“We now intend to demand from retailers a 3ppl milk price increase. This is totally justified as we are now seeing demand outstrip supply.”
FFA has said its efforts to obtain realistic farmgate pricesfor all sectors in the food production industry will be Europe wide.
“We have for some months now been talking with our counterparts in Europe over the issue of farmgate price. Therefore, we are going to make the UK the leader in this and we would expect every farmer and countryside representative body to come behind this 100%.”
* For more details see FARMERS WEEKLY out on Fri (Jul 1).