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FREE MARKETS may trump farmers’ interests in the battle over milk prices. UK dairy farmers have achieved some notable victories in their campaign for a better deal, including new guarantees from retailers over the price they pay for liquid milk and milk as an ingredient in cheese. The government is also going in to bat for…
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DEFRA negotiates dairy farmer support

FOLLOWING A tough year for the dairy industry, the Department of Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has asked that UK banks, tax authorities and the Rural Payments Agency to show support to farmers.                     At a meeting hosted by Defra Secretary Liz Truss, the RPA…
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Chefs support action on milk price

JAMIE OLIVER and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have thrown their weight behind the NFU’s SOS Dairy campaign calling for action on the current milk price crisis.   The pair today issued a joint letter to The Times saying they are “shocked” that many British dairy farmers are receiving less money for their milk than it costs to…
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Putting Milk First

Footprint met up with Tim Innocent, Head of Purchasing – Direct Materials, Nestle UK – to talk about the company’s approach to sourcing milk sustainably as part of its ‘Creating Shared Value’ approach to business.   Nestle’s philosophy is to ensure that it takes the right solution to the right market-place and put things in…
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