Dairy farmers step up their campaign

Dairy farmers from the Dutch Dairymen Board have stepped up their efforts to improve milk prices with a blockade of the Friesland Foods factory in Nijkerk, Trouw reports on Monday.

The plant is the only one in the country where Friesland Foods produces fresh milk, the paper says.
There were other spontaneous blockades at plants in Leeuwarden and Lelystad at the weekend but these have been withdrawn, Trouw reports.
Farm organisation LTO Nederland has urged DDB to stop its campaign, arguing that most dairy farmers are not taking part in the action. In addition, Friesland Foods is threatening to go to court to have the blockade stopped, the paper says.
The DDB represents around one-third of the country’s dairy farmers. It says the current price of a litre of milk – between 30 and 34 cents – is well-below the cost of production.
For a previous article on the dairy sector campaign, click here

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