In recent weeks, news of corporations reneging on contracts in the Victorian Milking industry has hits the headlines. Milk producers across Victoria were hit with huge retrospective cuts to their milk payments by processors Murray Goulburn and Fonterra.
Changes such as these hurt the whole industry not just a small amount of suppliers and need to stop if we are to ensure our dairy industry is viable, healthy and strong and here for generations to come. These recent events for Victorian Dairy farmers show just how much stress some of our rural communities are under.
To assist these farmers, Rural Aid have extended the Rural Aid Gift card into dairy regions and are working with merchants to accept the card. If you know of a farmer anywhere in Australia who you feel may need assistance, please get them to register or call us on 1300 327 624. To donate towards the program please visit https://www.buyabale.com.au/donate.
If you as a consumer want to help our farmers, join our campaign to get them a fair share of the retail price by joining the website called www.OurMilko.com.au. Every litre of milk purchased online and redeemed instore via voucher will see a proportion of the purchase price paid straight to the farmers who supplied the milk. Register your support of our farmers today.