24 Apr 2012

Final day for DIRA legislation submissions

8:56 am on 24 April 2012

Tuesday is the final day for farmers and industry organisations to make submissions on new dairy industry legislation.

The Dairy Industry Restructuring Amendment Bill aims to increase scrutiny of Fonterra's farmgate milk prices, and pave the way for its Trading Among Farmers scheme.

The bill passed its first reading in Parliament three weeks ago and the Primary Production Select Committee will report its findings in June before the bill has its second reading.

The committee's time frame was shortened by two months to meet Fonterra's wishes to have the TAF scheme in place by November.