Keep up to date with the latest news delivered direct to your Inbox.
Crisis Talks Over Milk Prices
3:51pm 11th July 2012
Cornish dairy farmers vow to take action over plummeting milk prices
Hundreds are in London for crisis talks, as another 2 pence cut is announced for August.
The National Farmers Union is warning that could mean an average annual loss of £40,000.
Some at the national meeting are threatening to disrupt supplies during the Olympics, in protest.
Lanhydrock farmer Mark Oliver is on the regional dairy board: "I really hope it doesn't come to any need for that kind of action. It would be a real shame when all that is needed is that for some people in power, in the supply chain, to have some common sense and pay farmers what we need to survive. All we're asking really today, is for fairness.
"People are actually fearful now of their businesses. Producers right across the country, including in Cornwall, are wondering how long they'll be able to survive. So we're here today to try and get the message across to the government, to the public, to the processors, that this situation is unacceptable."
In the last two weeks, Robert Wiseman Dairies, Arla Foods UK and Dairy Crest have all announced cuts in the price they pay to farmers of 1.7 pence per litre, 2ppl and 1.65ppl respectively.
NFU dairy chairman, Mansel Raymond said: "We are expecting a large number of dairy farmers, travelling from all across the country, to vent their anger over these cuts which threaten the very future of the dairy sector.
"The strength of feeling is immense – farmers realise that this is a fight for survival, not only long term, but for many to survive this winter."
Share This StoryTweet
WATCH: Why Poldark's Sparked Outrage
It was an eventful episode on Sunday...
Amanda Holden's Sister "Critical" After Cornwall Crash
Papers say Britain's Got Talent star has rushed to the Duchy to be with her
BREAKING: 'Severed' Foot Found Near Truro
Cornwall News: A dog walker made the grim discovery in woods
Ashers' bakery loses gay marriage cake legal challenge
National News: Christian bakers who broke discrimination rules by refusing to make a cake with a pro-gay marriage slogan have lost their appeal.
Business Cornwall News - Friday, 18th December 2015
Business Cornwall News: Cornwall is spearheading reform of the Uk’s business licensing laws following a a year-long project.
Director Tom Ford says 'Trump is proof America has dumbed down'
Showbiz News: The film director and fashion designer Tom Ford has told Sky News that Donald Trump's candidature in the upcoming election is proof America has "dumbed down".
British banker Rurik Jutting 'filmed torture of murder victim' in Hong Kong
World News: Former British banker Rurik Jutting filmed the torture of one of his victims on his mobile phone, jurors at his murder trial in Hong Kong have been told.
Man City's 50-minute inquest 'nothing special'
Sports News: Pep Guardiola joked it was "good red wine" that kept him locked in Manchester City's dressing-room for 50 minutes after Sunday's draw with Southampton.
PHOTOS: Dive Into Autumn With This Red Wine Hot Chocolate
Strange News: Wrap your hand around this dreamy combination...