18 Mar 2016

Dairy farmers need a level playing field - Federated Farmers

8:54 am on 18 March 2016

Federated Farmers says dairy farmers want a level playing field, not a hand out.

The European Union has introduced a raft of measures to support falling dairy prices, but the New Zealand government says there will be no bailouts for dairy farmers here.

Federated Farmers dairy chairperson Andrew Hoggard told Morning Report dairy farmers supported free markets, but they needed a level playing field, and he urged the government to ensure fair market access to the EU.