“Over the years, supermarkets have held our local farmers over a barrel and it’s time for this injustice to be tackled and for the farmers, who produce the food we all enjoy, to be paid a fair price for their produce.
“I am extremely pleased that as a result of Liberal Democrats working in Government, legislation will now be introduced this parliament to bring in a Groceries Code Adjudicator.
Referencing the recent announcement of a cut of 2 pence per litre (ppl) in the price paid to dairy farmers for milk by four of the major processors: Dairy Crest, Robert Wiseman, Arla and Muller, which will exploit these farmers to the tune of up to £20,000 per year, Tim (Farron) praised plans for a referee, who will have the power to protect farmers.
...backed by all the major parties, and a draft Bill has been examined by two select committees. This means it should pass through Parliament quickly and without controversy.