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Dear dairy farmers and interested parties,

A year after the end of quotas - a fiasco for European milk producers

 

April 1 marked a year since Dairy Produce Quota Regulations, the technical term for milk quotas, were abolished by policy-makers. This step towards liberalisation of the EU dairy market has emerged as a monumental error in this short period of time.

This decision has had a dramatic effect, simply in the short-term, on the dairy market as also on milk producers and their income. Farmers are using this new "freedom" to produce milk like there is no tomorrow. The market has been unable to absorb the additional volumes for a while now. While volumes in storage are skyrocketing, farm-gate milk prices are in free-fall. This is not just the case in Europe, but all over the world! Representatives from dairies are already talking about prices falling below the 20-cent limit quite soon. At the end of the day, this will put the livelihood of innumerable farmers on the line. It is already clear that milk producers in the EU have seen their earnings drop by 30 billion euros in 2015 and 2016 as compared to the previous two years. Back then, milk prices were more or less viable in all countries, even if they were far from good.

The EMB is already holding talks with important policy-makers to promote the implementation of - where appropriate - temporary, binding cuts in milk production. This process will most definitely be accompanied by further bold, public actions by European dairy farmers. The days of long-winded experiments are over; it is now time for effective action.

Romuald Schaber (EMB President)

Agriculture Council backs voluntary production cuts – but only an insufficient version of it

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EMB press release (15 March 2016)

It should be coordinated on a central level. Voluntary production cuts only at producer organisation and cooperative level CANNOT stabilise the milk market.

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Situation in Germany

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After a year without quotas, the price of raw milk has tanked even further. This ongoing milk crisis is depriving dairy farmers of their livelihood. Loss in value creation of over 6 billion euros in Germany alone shows that there is an acute need for remedial action.

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The European Milk Market: Raise your milk price by two eurocents per kg by investing 0.34 eurocents towards cessation - or spend one eurocent to obtain a price increase of 5 eurocents

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The entire milk sector agrees that supply must be reduced in order to achieve an increase in milk price, given that you – Danish dairy farmers - do not have the time to wait for demand to increase.

 

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Phosphate Rights in the Netherlands

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The longest April Fools' prank in the Netherlands under the heading “milk as much as you want from 1st April 2015” ended on 3rd March 2016 with a new quota system for milk producers and shall go down in history as the most expensive joke at the expense of Dutch milk producers.

 

 

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The European Commissioner and the Ministers "live on another planet"

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Milk price: European dairy farmers have lost 30 billion euros in 18 months, of which one billion in Italy.

Press release by APL, 15 March 2016

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Thank you! - Donation drive for micro-dairy in Burkina Faso

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In support of a micro-dairy in Burkina Faso in West Africa, we have received €1,210 in donations to date. Thank you very much!!!

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