SPAIN - Global market prices for milk and dairy products are now rising, but the Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) says the gains are not being fairly distributed along the supply chain.
The organisation said that more farms are struggling and going out of business, and the government is doing nothing to help. The UPA urged dairies and large retailers to add value to the dairy products and distribute the value in a balanced way between the different links in the supply chain.
"Only in this way will bring stability and future for the dairy sector in our country," said Román Santalla, Livestock Secretary for UPA. "The trends of international markets suggest some recovery, which should be passed on without excuses to dairy farmers, many of whom have spent almost two years producing for below cost price."
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