ACCC seeks to hear issues
Dairy farmers can tell their stories to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in Shepparton next week.
The commission will hold a hearing on Tuesday, February 28 to enable farmers to talk about their experience with processors in competition, contracts and pricing.
Farmers are being urged by the UDV to participate to enable a full disclosure of issues facing farmers who were caught up in last year’s price crash.
‘‘This inquiry is an important step on the path to reforming the dairy industry so that we can make sure we don’t ever see a repeat of last year’s milk crisis,’’ UDV president Adam Jenkins said.
‘‘It’s important to understand that these forums are separate to the inquiry being held into the conduct of milk processors and while it’s disappointing we haven’t had an outcome from that investigation, this is still a good opportunity for farmers to speak their minds about the milk crisis.’’ ■ The Shepparton consultations will be held on Tuesday, February 28 from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm at the Shepparton Golf Club, 15 Golf Dve.