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Category: Belgium / Luxembourg / Netherlands, General 19.12.2014

D19-20 Alliance blockades EU summit in Brussels

On 19 December, the D19-20 Alliance has mobilised forces with tractors and about 1,000 demonstrators against austerity policy and specifically against the TTIP.

The Belgian alliance of citizens, farmers, trade unions and NGOs intended to blockade the meeting of heads of state and government in Brussels and give a clear...

Category: Austria / Switzerland, Germany 04.11.2014

Germany: Discounter cuts milk prices

The German discounter Aldi has cut the prices for fresh milk and UHT-milk by 10 cents per litre. Fresh milk and UHT milk with 1,5% fat are currently sold for 55 cents. The price for whole milk was equally reduced by 10 cents and is now sold for 59 cents. Aldi also cut the prices for milk products like curd, cream and condensed...

Category: Austria / Switzerland 31.10.2014

Dumping prices for milk – complaint against Austrian supermarket chain

Yesterday (30 October), the Austrian Farmers’ Union filed a complaint against the supermarket chain „Zielpunkt“ at the Austrian Federal Competition Authority for the current price dumping of UHT-milk. According to the current flyer, Zielpunkt sells UHT-milk for 54 cents on two days this week.

The Austrian Farmers’ Union had...

Category: Ireland / Scotland / Wales 30.10.2014

Blockade of cheese factory in UK

Yesterday, hundreds of UK dairy farmers blockaded an Adams Foods cheese factory in Leek, Staffordshire. It’s a protest over “cheap” cheese imports from Ireland and other countries, which they claim are undercutting British dairy producers.

The peaceful demonstration was part of an FFA-backed campaign by dairy farmers against...

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...

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