UK dairy farmers and processors reach compromise
After weeks of protest from British dairy farmers over supermarket backed price cuts, culminating in threats by farmers to "disrupt" the milk supply during the olympics and blockade supermarkets, a compromise has been reached. The National Farmer's Union and Dairy UK have agreed on measures that would give farmers a greater role in the bargaining process.
England's farming minister Jim Paice chaired a meeting between the National Farmers' Union (NFU) and Dairy UK at the event in Llanelwedd, Powys, which follows days of protests by farmers over the price they are paid for milk.
Dairy UK said it was "very pleased that heads of agreement have been reached on the voluntary code of practice".