farmers in Burnham area join milk protest over plunging prices
farmers from across the Burnham-On-Sea area joined hundreds of
farmers for a protest over falling milk prices last night (Wednesday).
For Action, which organised the protest, said that 600-700 farmers
had blockaded the Morrisons depot at Dunball.
said that 47 tractors and two foragers were picketing the depot,
which is a well-known landmark beside the A38 and M5.
comes as farmers across the country say they are increasingly
concerned about the recent fall in milk prices.
Prices have been cut by all the processors in recent months, some
by as much as six pence per litre since April, blaming global
oversupply and falling world prices.
For Action dismisses the influence of global prices and favours
cutting production to increase prices.