Aldous supports Bungay dairy farmers
Waveney Member of Parliament, Peter Aldous, has met dairy farmers from the Bungay area to discuss the current situation in which they find themselves producing milk at a significant loss, following processors’ recently announced cuts to the milk price paid to farmers as from 1 August.
These follow from cuts of up to 2p per litre for many dairy farmers in the spring. The price cuts mean farmers are now making a significant loss on every litre they produce.
Peter Aldous, who also attended the Dairy Summit in Westminster last Wednesday, commented:-
“In the first instance it is vital that this latest round of price cuts is rescinded and that those food stores who do not buy milk at a fair price that covers farmers’ production costs follow the lead of those retailers who do.”
“I am writing to these food processors and food stores asking them to take the required action as a matter of urgency.”
“Thereafter the Groceries Code Adjudicator Bill must become law quickly and the Government should bring about fair price contracts to stop milk buyers from exploiting dairy farmers. If such an approach cannot be agreed voluntarily then government should regulate”
Photo: Peter Aldous MP with farmers and Fen Farm in Bungay.