Australian dairy farmers have been staging protests outside Woolworths stores throughout the country urging shoppers to boycott its own label milk. Since Woolworths cut the price of milk in the latest tender for its unbranded line, the price has fallen below the cost of production, driving farmers out of business, claims the Australian Milk Producers' Association. If other chains bow to pressure to follow suit, the AMPA will stage further protests, with the ultimate aim of achieving a minimum floor price for milk. - In the US, senators recently asked competition authorities to investigate why payments to farmers for milk were falling far more quickly than retail prices. {{NEWS }}