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Dairy drought levy welcome but more needed

Coles and Woolworths have announced different schemes to introduce a levy to support drought affected dairy farmers.

Coles will increase the cost of its three litre own brand by 30c, while Woolies will introduce a special drought relief brand of 2 litre and 3 litre milk.

Farmer and Queensland Dairyfarmers Organisation vice-president Matthew Trace tells Mark the announcements are welcome but the levy would be better applied more broadly.

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