Dairy Crisis

Pics: Farmers coat EU Council buildings with milk powder in protest

Pics: Farmers coat EU Council buildings with milk powder in protest

Dairy farmers who are members of the European Milk Board (EMB) are protesting today in Brussels to demand a permanent...

January 23, 2017

Commission looking at ways to incentivise farmers to cut milk production – Hogan

Commission looking at ways to incentivise farmers to cut milk production – Hogan

The European Commission is looking at how it could incentivise farmers to cut their milk production in order to combat...

July 7, 2016

Another EU dairy package ‘will not improve the critical situation facing farmers’

Another EU dairy package ‘will not improve the critical situation facing farmers’

The Ulster Farmers’ Union (UFU) has stressed that while a European dairy package could offer short-term support, it will not...

June 30, 2016

Tankers spray 40,000L of milk over EU buildings in Luxembourg in protest

Tankers spray 40,000L of milk over EU buildings in Luxembourg in protest

Protesting Belgian farmers sprayed some 40,000L of milk over the building beside where today’s Council of Agriculture Ministers convened today...

June 27, 2016

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

Dairy farmers and the market should be the only things controlling milk supply

The dairy aid package, announced yesterday by the European Commission, should be welcomed by the industry and dairy farmers. It...

March 15, 2016

Commission adopts first elements of €500m package for farmers

Commission adopts first elements of €500m package for farmers

The first elements of the special aid package for EU farmers worth €500m, announced by the European Commission in early...

October 5, 2015

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

No immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis – UFU President

There is no immediate end in sight to the dairy crisis and it is a “real and deep financial crisis” for...

August 27, 2015

Why did the dairy downturn happen? And why did no one predict it?

Why did the dairy downturn happen? And why did no one predict it?

It is impossible to identify a single causative factor for the fall in world dairy prices, but instead the collapse...

August 20, 2015