Dairy farmers who are members of the European Milk Board (EMB) are protesting today in Brussels to demand a permanent crisis instrument that prevents surpluses of milk powder on the dairy market.

Their protest is coinciding with the monthly meeting of EU agriculture ministers, which is taking place at European Council buildings in the Belgian city.

According to the EMB, the dairy market is still stuck in a crisis and while voluntary production cuts might have led to a rise in prices, it believes that the sale of milk powder from EU intervention stocks would, once again, put the market under pressure.

Ross Parker, who works in economic policy at the FTSE 100 firm, tweeted these photos of tractors with milk powder in Brussels.

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