AUSTRALIA: Dairy levy not helping drinking milk producers
Farmers in Australia are missing out on income from a levy imposed on drinking milk as part of the federal government's dairy industry deregulation, said an industry body today. The Australian Milk Producers Association (AMPA) claimed that an Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) report into drinking milk prices in the wake of deregulation was misleading. As a result, farmers were being paid less for their milk and consumers were paying more if prices since the real onset of deregulation were compared.
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