Farming leaders and ministers say they have held “productive” talks on the future of dairy farming in the UK following protests over milk prices.

Ministers met farming representatives in London, in the wake of dozens of protests in recent weeks.

Environment Secretary Liz Truss said she wanted better labelling of British produce in supermarkets.

The National Farmers’ Union said the government was sending the “right messages” but protests would continue.

It said farmers were still “desperate”.

NFU president Meurig Raymond said he was hopeful ministers would be “talking to everyone in the supply chain” to promote British produce in the supermarkets, and to “come up with fairer contracts”.

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