Regional leaders in the UK's National Farmers' Union are calling on the government to help out shareholders of a struggling Derbyshire milk processing plant. The Amelca plant in Foston went into receivership last month, just three months after production was launched. Half of the 70-strong workforce was made redundant. Some 150 dairy farmers within a 25-mile radius of the plant each invested £20,000 (US$31,148), and it looks probable that they will lose that money now.