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Growing demand for milk in Africa and China has led the producer of the Cravendale to almost double the number of British famers who are stakeholders in the business, it was announced today.

Government plans dairy crisis talks after farmers vow to continue blockades

The Government is to have talks with dairy farmers following two nights of protests over the prices paid to milk suppliers

Co-op to raise farmer milk premiums

One of Britain's leading retailers is to increase the premium it pays to its farmers for their milk.

Chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall urge cut-price milk boycott

Celebrity chefs Jamie Oliver and Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall have urged the public to boycott some supermarkets over cuts to the price of milk.

Since 2000 the number of dairy farmers has shrunk by 40 per cent to 10,700

Milk crisis turns sour as dairy farmers prepare for supermarket blockade

Dairy farmers are planning demonstrations against supermarket chains in protest at lower milk prices that they say will bankrupt them and change the countryside.

Since 2000 the number of dairy farmers has shrunk by 40 per cent to 10,700

Milk crisis turns sour as dairy farmers reveal plans to blockade supermarkets

Milk producers say they face bankruptcy unless the 4p-a-litre cut is reversed

Terence Blacker: The price of cheap milk is too high

One day, those wanting to tell the story of the past 50 years through one product have an obvious choice: milk. During the post-war years of "Drinka Pinta Milka Day", it represented health and regeneration. The milk bottle on the doorstep was part of local life, the milkman a symbol of comic British naughtiness, from Benny Hill's Ernie, who famously drove the fastest milk cart in the west, to the ever-randy hero of that soft-porn epic, Confessions of a Milkman.

Album: Milk Maid, Mostly No (Fat Cat)

Milk Maid are one of two lactically named bands causing ripples right now (the other being The Milk).

Farmers threaten action over milk

Dairy farmers are threatening to disrupt milk supplies next month to coincide with the London Olympics, in a dispute over "catastrophic" cuts to prices.

Special K advert banned over calorie count

An advert for the breakfast cereal Special K has been banned after it was found to mislead women about the number of calories in a typical bowl.

Anne Milton announced a review of the cost of the milk scheme

Return of the milk snatchers? Government accused of targeting under-fives for cuts

Campaigners warn that any cap on costs might leave providers unable to afford to maintain scheme

The Colour of Milk, By Neil Leyshon

She was only a farmer's daughter, but ...

Dairy Crest's first loss as deliveries drop

The drop in demand for home milk deliveries and supermarket competition has caused Dairy Crest to post its first annual loss as a public company, after a £81.7m writedown.

A police poster issued after Etan Patz went missing in 1979

Solved after 33 years? Case of first missing boy shown on milk carton

Man confesses to killing of six-year-old whose disappearance prompted long-running campaign

Milk Link and Arla plan £2bn merger

Around 1,600 farmers are set to join one of Europe's biggest dairy co-operatives in a deal that will pool nearly a quarter of UK milk production.

Skiers and miners lift Compass profits

Supplying healthy US hospital food, Disney’s staff canteen, the Mammoth Mountain ski resort in California and miners canteens in Australia all helped Compass post a strong 7.7 per cent rise in first-half profits today.

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