Euro Farmers Protest Falling Prices With Huge Milk Dump

800,000 gallons in Belgian field after recession takes big toll
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 16, 2009 6:41 PM CDT
Farmers spray milk onto a field in Ciney, Belgium, today.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – European farmers today dumped 800,000 gallons of milk in a Belgian field, AFP reports, in a protest against a dramatic dive in prices. The group behind the scene says three French farmers committed suicide in the past week over prices, which have fallen by as much as half as the recession dampens demand. The European Commission has promised a limited aid package.