EMB 2018: Year in review
Dear dairy farmers, dear interested parties,
The year is coming to an end.
We would like to take this opportunity to look back at our journey in 2018.
The year presented us dairy farmers with some challenges as the dairy market still lacks effective instruments. Together with our members – milk producers from 15 European countries – we have tackled many of them head-on and achieved some of our goals, but we still have a long way to go.
In this festive season, I would like to thank everyone who has actively supported us along the way.
Thank you to all our colleagues within the EMB who have made our progress possible, have always provided new motivation for further developments and have helped us move forward.
Thank you to all policy-makers who have not only listened to our concerns but have also taken concrete steps toward the implementation of legislative measures.
Thank you to all fellow activists who fight with us shoulder to shoulder and add their voice to the call for a fair dairy sector.
And last but not least a big thank you to citizens and consumers, who appreciate our work in favour of a fair milk price and a fair income for us dairy farmers, so that we can pass our farms on to our children!
On behalf of the European Milk Board, I would like to wish you and your families a relaxing and peaceful Christmas season. May the coming days be a period of calm that will allow us to focus on what is important and gather strength to strive toward our goals for next year.
Season's Greetings and a Happy New Year!
Erwin Schöpges, President of the European Milk Board