Farmer Power to ramp up activism

03 Mar, 2017 09:07 AM
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Chris Gleeson: need a farmgate milk floor price that would help farmers meet the costs of production.
The meeting would gather support for campaigns against $1 a litre milk.
Chris Gleeson: need a farmgate milk floor price that would help farmers meet the costs of production.

Farmer activist group Farmer Power has called a campaign meeting for Wednesday, March 8, at Terang, Vic, to ramp up its actions on several dairy industry issues.

Farmer Power president Chris Gleeson, of Crossley, Vic said the meeting would gather support for campaigns against $1 a litre milk and for a farmgate milk floor price that would help farmers meet the costs of production.

Also to be discussed at the 8.30pm meeting at the Terang Civic Centre will be a call for the enforcement of fair milk supply contracts.

Mr Gleeson said the dairy industry was in serious trouble with national milk production dropping and the domestic market facing tougher competition from imported dairy products brought in under free trade agreements.

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