The Tenant Farmers Association has welcomed moves by most retailers and major milk processors rescinding milk price reductions to farmers planned for 01 August but has highlighted that there is more work yet to be done.
TFA National Vice-Chairman, Stephen Wyrill said "These announcements represent a great first step but there is still much to be achieved. The work of the coalition of farming organisations will continue to achieve a much better basis for the long-term marketing of milk”.
“The support from consumers and from those who supply products and services to the farming community has been tremendous. This is all about rural communities, the rural economy and ensuring that we can deliver a first-class quality product to consumers. Whether it is the feed firms we do business with or the banks that we borrow from we will continue to need their support. Together with consumers and grassroots pressure from farmers we will move into the next phase of the campaign,” said Mr Wyrill.
“Whilst we have seen the removal of the threat of the August price reductions there is still the issue of the May price reductions to discuss as well as putting flesh on the bones of the heads of terms agreed for the voluntary code. The discussions on those will start right away,” said Mr Wyrill.
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