French farmers step up pressure on Lactalis to pay more for milk


Farmers mounted a picket of the company's headquarters in western France on Monday, when it said it is ready to negotiate over milk prices.

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Lactalis, Europe’s largest dairy group by sales, is under pressure from French farmers to increase the price it pays for milk, having been accused of taking advantage of producers already hit by an oversupply of milk on the world market, reports The Financial Times.