Dec 04, 2012 No point crying over spilt milk? There’s been a lot in the news over the summer about dairy farmers protesting over low milk prices. Many have been up in arms, battling against the pricing war to avoid making a pint of milk at a loss. Some even wanted to cause problems during the London 2012 Olympic Games with further strike action. Thankfully, in July, farmers struck a deal with processers to end the bitter dispute. But it remains to be seen as to whether this will put an end to the many dairy farmers being put out of business by supermarkets and milk companies. The new agreement means supermarkets and buyers now have to give notice to the milk industry when they change their prices, giving farmers the option to opt out or renegotiate a deal. Here at Parsnips and Pears, we have a lot of sympathy for the dairy farmers affected by this situation, and believe it’s really important to give them a fair deal. We try to do this with our own suppliers and customers, making sure they’re getting the best price for what they grow and passing on produce that is affordable for our customers.