Saturday, December 11, 2004


I make fairly regular farm visits to try and keep in touch with some of the issues. I have done this since beeing elected and for as long as I can remember they have been concerned about the price of milk. So it was no surprise when the subject came up again today but it seemed to me that matters have now reached crisis point. The finger of blame was pointed at the supermarkets and this is probably accurate but ultimately we are all consumers now and most of us will not notice an extra couple of pence (minimum) on a litre of milk but we will notice if our milk industry disappears from the face of the land.