Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Great Milk Debate returns

National Farmers Union - 25 August 2010

The National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI) is set to join forces with the NFU again to highlight the critical situation facing British dairy farmers.

The two organisations will be addressing the issues of alleged bullyboy tactics by supermarkets, the millions of pounds which fail to reach beyond the farmgate and what can be done to safeguard the industry’s long-term future.

In 2007 the NFWI joined the NFU to officially launch the Why Dairy Farming Matters campaign. A nationwide campaign followed with regional milk debates to highlight the disproportionate share of revenues received by dairy farmers for their milk.

Policymakers as well as representatives from major retailers and milk processors will be invited to the Great Milk Debate - on 16 November at London's RICS Parliament Square.