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Coalition vows to keep up the pressure
9:00am Saturday 11th August 2012 in News
MEMBERS of the dairy coalition have vowed to keep up the pressure on retailers who do not pay dairy farmers a fair price.
The coalition, which includes NFU Cheshire, thanked the public for their ‘overwhelming support’ for the SOS Dairy campaign.
NFU President Peter Kendall said: “I want to say a huge thank you to farmers and the general public for the part they have played in supporting this work and for helping the coalition to achieve the impact it has and in such a short time.
“The success we have seen to date in reversing those planned price cuts for August 1 is a sign of real strength and solidarity.
“There is still a long way to go, and we need to build on the back of the successes from the past few weeks. We will be working hard to complete the contractual code of best practice as soon as possible.
“Rest assured, we will continue to name and shame retailers and other buyers of milk which do not pay their dairy farmers a price for milk that meets the cost of production.”