Archbishops of York and Wales call for fairtrade for British farmers

The Archbishop of York, Dr Sentamu, and the Archbishop of Wales, Dr Barry Morgan, have urged that Fairtrade principles should be extended to British farmers; and the Farm Crisis Network has asked churches to designate this Sunday as a day of prayer for farmers in the UK.

The moves are made against a background of dairy farmers’ staging lightning blockades of dairies, milk-processing plants, and transport hubs, in protest at reductions in the farm-gate prices. Many of them are receiving less per litre of milk than it costs to produce.

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