New South Wales is seeing some of the worst drought conditions in living memory ©AAP Image/PA Images
New South Wales is seeing some of the worst drought conditions in living memory ©AAP Image/PA Images

Dairy drought levy ‘puts squeeze’ on producers

posted by Francis Churchill
29 October 2018

Supermarket chains Coles and Woolworths have been criticised for restricting a price increase for dairy farmer to supermarket own-brand milk products.

The retailers announced they would be adding a 10 cent “drought levy” – first suggested by the Queensland Dairyfarmer’s Organisation (QDO) – to help Australian dairy farmers in drought affected areas.

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