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20/07/2012

Hundreds of farmers have taken to the picket lines in the latest protest over the price they're paid for milk. They are demanding that processors reverse two recent price cuts, which by August will take 4 pence a litre off what many are paid. A coalition of farming unions is backing action against both processors and retailers, arguing that farmers are being forced to sell milk for less than it costs them to produce. Also on Farming Today, Charlotte Smith talks to DEFRA Minister, Richard Benyon about the Government's vision for helping the rural economy out of recession. Presented by Charlotte Smith. Produced by Anna Varle.

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Fri 20 Jul 2012 05:45