BERLIN – German dairy farmers say they have ended a 10-day strike protesting low milk prices.
Milk federation union chairman Romuald Schaber said Thursday, "We dairy farmers are finally being met at eye level. Now it is time to return to normal."
The BDM group represents 32,000 German dairy farmers. The farmers launched a boycott on May 27 and refused to deliver their milk to creameries causing supplies at some grocery stores to run short this week.
But now major supermarket chain Lidl has raised its milk price by 15 cents per liter. Other major supermarket chains say they will follow suit.
German agriculture minister Horst Seehofer says he thinks farmers and grocers can reach a "fair and cost-effective" milk price.