Dairy farmers set for milk price talks with retailer Nisa

Independent retailer group Nisa says it is keen to discuss dairy farmers’ concerns after protesting milk producers blockaded one of its depots.

Farmers targeted the company’s distribution centre in a peaceful protest at the Normanby Enterprise Park Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire.

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Police who attended the protest estimated that some 50 farmers were involved in the demonstration, which began at about 9pm on Thursday (21 August).

Access to the distribution centre was blocked for a short period but public roads around the area remained largely unaffected.

The protesters dispersed at 11.25pm after the Nisa site manager agreed to a meeting with Farmers For Action chairman David Handley and the NFU.

Nisa, which is made up of more than 2,500 independently owned stores across the UK, said it had experienced no disruption to its distribution service and was keen to meet farmers’ representatives to discuss milk producers’ concerns.

Farmers For Action said the evening had been “very successful”.

It said: “Meetings will now be arranged with Nisa management on milk price issues and also to try and persuade them driving our wonderful products to the bottom is not going to be accepted.”

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