|EU Fails to Agree on Dairy Market Reforms|
Wednesday, September 29, 2010 (1023 reads)
European Union farm ministers have failed to reach a consensus over a report proposing controversial changes to dairy competition rules. Ministers debated over the report – issued by the Higher Level Group (HLG) that was formed in response to last year's dairy sector crisis – that presents seven key recommendations on how the sector should be reformed. At the top of the list of proposals is a call for enhanced written contracts between producers and processors, and is an issue that has been disputed by the European Dairy Association (EDA).