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Producers shunning milk code

MILK PROCESSORS are sticking their heads in the sand and refusing to commit their support to the voluntary code of practice for milk contracts.

The code was agreed by the whole industry in August and signed by key parties, including NFU Scotland, soon after – but three months down the line, there is concern that the initiative has stalled.

NFUS this week called on the processors, and their representative body Dairy UK, to come off the fence and start implementing the code in their business dealings with milk producers. The union made it clear that if this voluntary route went unsupported, political efforts would refocus on compulsory measures.

(For the full story see The Scottish Farmer this wee, December 22 2012)

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