Coles has been told it should offer a 20c/litre levy to farmers after it was caught skimming millions off the 10c drought levy.
The draft Australian Dairy Plan was released today at a media-only affair and was, as foreshadowed, a high-level glimpse of what the final document now due for release in March is likely to include.
Dairy farmers grilled Dairy Australia's staff at the annual general meeting at Lardner Park on Friday about a range of issues - from marketing to membership and advocacy.
Thanks to ACCC pressure, farmers supplying the Norco dairy co-op have lucked two pay rises since Coles ended $1 a litre milk prices
The Chinese buyout of Lion Dairy and Drinks could mean a second coming for the floundering Atherton Tableland dairy industry.
The federal government only has two sitting days left this year to push the milk levy through parliament.
The Global Dairy Trade index fell at Tuesday night's auction but pundits are not expecting the trend to continue.
Greg English is angry and at a loss to understand why the federal government won't move to support dairy farmers.
The farm economy is flying high, but all sectors of New Zealand agriculture are surprisingly nervous about a crash landing