Some relief could be coming to dairy farmers. Although there will be no overnight fix, Minister of Agriculture Indar Weir said his ministry was consulting with farmers who are part of a group reviewing the Cess On Milk Act.
“We have agreed in principle that we will bring back the legislation, to address the issues where there will be an arrangement for products that fall under the milk category to carry the same cess or duty . . . . That legislation that had lagged for such a long time and I do not intend to let it lag anymore,” Weir said.
He made these comments yesterday while touring Pine Hill Dairy with officials, including its parent company’s Banks Holdings Limited’s country manager Jose Infante, and technical operations manager Janelle Worrell.