Government and NFU betray Britain’s dairy farmers

A small dairy farm in Adber, Dorset. Photo: Elliott Brown via Flickr (CC BY-NC)
A small dairy farm in Adber, Dorset. Photo: Elliott Brown via Flickr (CC BY-NC)

By Simon Fairlie. Published in The Land magazine, 15th August 2015

Just as the banks are ‘too big to fail’, so Britain’s struggling dairy farmers are ‘too small to save’, writes Simon Fairlie. And it’s not just the government that’s happy to see 16 dairy farms go the wall every week – it’s also the National Farmers Union to which most pay their dues. The NFU’s paradoxical response to the milk glut is to push for ever higher, more intensive milk production. Read more

 

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