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MP backs 'SOS dairy campaign' roadmap

August 13, 2012 10:37 AM

Local MP Tim Farron with NFU President Peter Kendall. Peter recently called Tim a true ally of farming. (National Farmers Union)South Lakes MP Tim Farron has backed a 10 point plan which is hoped to secure the long term future of the dairy industry.

It follows a meeting last Friday of the "Dairy Coalition" the NFU Warwickshire headquarters. Tim has written to Defra minister Jim Paice MP to ask him to step up his efforts to drive forward a voluntary code of practice for milk contracts which would give farmers greater security.

The 10 point plan says:

Tim said: "Every farmer should receive a fair price for their milk - one which at least covers their costs to produce milk. I'm supporting the NFU's campaign in any way I possibly can and I will keep pressing the government for more action to protect dairy farmers."