Derbyshire farmers end blockade

A blockade by farmers at a milk processing plant in Derbyshire over declining payments to dairy farmers has ended.

About 200 farmers who have been at Dairy Crest’s factory in Foston since Wednesday have now left the site.

There have been protests around the UK over the amount of money farmers are paid for milk.

A Dairy Crest plant in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, was also blockaded on Wednesday night.

About 45 farmers used tractors to block a road near the factory.

The National Farmers Union said cuts in the price paid to suppliers, combined with rising feed costs, could force hundreds of farmers out of business.

The protesters used tractors and farm machinery to stop vehicles entering and leaving the processing plants.

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