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Food writer tells Ross & John the dairy industry won’t survive without subsidies

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Food writer Richard Cornish paints a bleak picture of the Australian dairy industry.

He says the industry won’t survive without government subsidies.

Mr Cornish told Ross and John it costs more to produce a litre of milk than farmers receive for selling it.

‘I don’t think the government’s going to do terribly much. I think it’s up to us to start lobbying,’ Mr Cornish said.

‘Farmers are in trouble financially, and they’re really suffering emotionally as well.’

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