Dairy farmers’ aid

BERLIN: Germany is planning to come to the aid of its struggling milk producers, whose livelihoods are being threatened by falling prices, with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative party proposing more than 200 million euros in public funds. “The government is working intensively on measures that could help ease the situation on the market,” Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt told regional media in an interview on Thursday, without specifying further. Schmidt is calling a ‘milk summit’ for May 30, bringing together all of the sector’s players, from farmers to dairies and distributors.