NFU warns over milk squeeze The National Farmers' Union has warned dairy farmers to prepare to be squeezed as two of the big milk co-ops drop their payments for milk. NFU dairy advisor Phil Hudson said: "Market conditions are not good. "United Milk this week dropped prices 25% to 13.4p a litre, First Milk has dropped prices between 1.4p and 1.7p a litre to around 17p. "Robert Wiseman and Dairy Crest have also recently announced price cuts to farmers." The NFU says milk prices are dropping because of the strength of sterling in world markets, and structural problems in the UK dairy industry. l See p25 {{NEWS }}