Eligible farmers entitled to £10,00 each to cover lost earnings from COVID-19
The UK government has announced a £10,000 hardship fund for dairy farmers in England to ensure continued operation and sustained productivity during the COVID-19 pandemic.
It comes after dairy farmers saw a huge decrease in demand for their products with the closure of cafes, bars and restaurants.
Eligible dairy farmers will be entitled to £10,000 each to cover 70 per cent of lost earnings during April and May. It aims to ensure farmers can sustain production and continue to operate without impacting animal welfare.
Environment secretary George Eustice said: “Our dairy industry plays a crucial role in feeding our nation and we are doing all we can to ensure they are properly supported during this time.”