AUSTRALIA: Dairy farmers given more bargaining power
Australia's competition authorities yesterday [Wednesday] gave dairy farmers the green light to collectively negotiate contracts to supply milk to processors. "Dairy farmers operating under similar farming and climatic conditions, or who operate within a distance in which milk can be economically transported to a processor's plant, or who supply a specialty raw milk product will be able to form a collective" Professor Allan Fels, chairman of the Competition and Consumer Commission, said in a statement.
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