Spanish Producers Protest over Dairy Crisis22 October 2012
SPAIN - Spanish dairy producers and organisations are demonstrating over the crisis in the dairy sector.
The farmers are calling on the Ministry of Agriculture to ensure that dairy contracts do not impose unfair conditions on producers.
Unrest of falling milk prices and escalating costs of production has been growing in the Spanish dairy industry, with the profitability of dairy farms being a huge concern.
The industry is calling on the government to impose necessary measures to ensure the sustainability of the dairy industry.
Producers are also asking the government to investigate supermarket practices, amid claims of price dumping.
Processors and retailers are being asked to pay producers a fair price for their milk.
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