Asda and farmer pressure group Farmers For Action have settled their differences after squaring up in court over planned FFA protests at Asda depots.

Asda secured a court injunction against some FFA members in December after the group announced plans to stage protests at Asda distribution depots to express its anger over low milk prices. The supermarket said at the time it was concerned the protests could disrupt its “legitimate business activities” and potentially compromise safety.

But in a joint statement released this week, Asda and FFA said they had resolved their differences and that Asda respects “the rights of farmers to lawfully protest outside its premises”. In turn, FFA agreed to be involved only in “lawful protests” outside Asda’s depots. The group also announced it would refrain from staging protests at Asda premises until February.