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Ribble Valley MP Nigel Evans in action call over falling milk prices
8:00pm Friday 27th July 2012 in News
RIBBLE Valley MP Nigel Evans is calling for action over falling milk prices.
The deputy speaker of the House of Commons said the latest round of price cuts were putting the dairy industry ‘under attack’ and that supermarkets needed to trade more responsibly to make sure it did not collapse.
He said: “Farmers are being held to ransom by those buying their milk, and in many cases the amount of money being paid for the product is below the price of production.
“It takes a lot to get farmers riled, but the latest round of cuts of 2p a litre, followed by the announcement of another cut of 2p is strangling the very life out of this vital industry “If we want a future for the industry then we have to raise our voices now. A price war on milk will kill the producers first.
“I want supermarkets to behave responsibly to this industry. I want them to guarantee to us that they will not buy a single drop of milk below the price that it is produced at.”