Putin's dairy war is hurting our farmers

Russian President Vladimir Putin's embargo on dairy imports has hit global prices, and it's only going to get worse for Australian farmers.

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott may be planning to ‘shirtfront’ Russian President Vladimir Putin but Putin has already ‘shirtfronted’ large parts of the global dairy industry.

The prices of key dairy products have fallen around 40 per cent on global markets in the past six months, partly because of Putin’s actions. Australia’s export dairy industry, like iron ore and coal, has moved from boom to tough times.

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