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Category: Ireland / Scotland / Wales 09.10.2014

UK farmers blockade

Last night, up to 70 tractors blocked two entrances to the Morrisons distribution centre near Bridgwater in Somerset. Hundreds of farmers blockaded the Muller Wiseman plant in Market Drayton, Shropshire on Monday.

Farmers for Action are protesting over a drop in the price they get for milk. Some farmers now say they face...

Category: Ireland / Scotland / Wales 01.10.2014

Cutbacks of farmgate milk prices in Great Britain

Protests continue in the UK due to the on-going cutbacks of farmgate milk prices paid by the major dairy processors.

Arla is cutting its farm gate price by 1.67 ppl. Dairy Crest is following with a reduction of 1.3 ppl. Müller is dropping its standard farmgate milk price by 1.9 ppl to 27.1 ppl. The reductions come into force...

Category: Press, Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands 25.07.2014

Press release: Belgian milk producers unite in the WAllonia FArmers Board (WAFAB)

(Brussels, 25.07.2014) At a press conference in Libramont, Belgium, today Belgian farmers announced the formation of the WAllonia FArmers Board (WAFAB). The aim of this move is to improve the Wallonian producers’ market position which, as throughout Europe, is chronically weak. “The producers are unable to defend their...

Category: Press, Austria / Switzerland 23.07.2014

Press release: Swiss Milk Market Study proves: abolishing milk quota system produced far-reaching developments

(Brussels, 23.07.2014): “Five years after the quota system was abolished, producers still have no stable market conditions in the long run.” That is the conclusion of the study presented today in Brussels of the consequences of Switzerland abolishing the milk quota system in 2009. In the study the author, Dr. Therese Haller...

Category: Austria / Switzerland 23.07.2014

New film on the situation in Switzerland five years after quota abolition

The film illuminates the situation in Switzerland, 5 years after abolition of milk quotas with lots of background information:

Watch it here

youtu.be/A9O_4MFRZqw 

 

 

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