New support for local dairy farmers

Greg has been lobbying Ministers for several weeks on getting more support for our local dairy farmers and is delighted that the government has listened and announced a new fund.

With some dairy farmers facing financial difficulties and excess milk, the new fund will provide support for those most in need. Eligible dairy farmers will be entitled to up to £10,000 each, to cover 70% of their lost income during April and May to ensure they can continue to operate and sustain production capacity without impacts on animal welfare.

It also comes as the government today backed a £1 million campaign to boost milk consumption and help producers use their surplus stock.

Full details can be found here.