Farmers for Action planning to disrupt supermarket supplies.

Farmers Weekly report that Farmers for Action (FFA) is drawing up plans to disrupt supermarket supplies across the country in the lead up to Christmas.

The action group say that the threat of nationwide protests has come as a result of the continued refusal of retailers to discuss produce prices, said FFA leader David Handley.  "We are looking at accelerating things towards Christmas," he told Farmers Weekly on Wednesday.  "It's gaining a lot of momentum, and we are looking at widespread action in the second to third week of the month."

Tesco remains the most likely target.  Its distribution depots in Southampton and Hinckley have already been the target of two recent protests and further action is planned for this weekend.

Mr Handley added that Asda, Sainsbury's and discount chains remain "on the radar."

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