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1302: Cereals farms – economic efficiency

This paper is taken from ‘Cereals farms: economic performance and links with environmental performance’ from a Defra Agricultural Change and Environment Observatory

Year of Publication2011

There is a large variation in economic efficiency between farms much of it due to management ability. Low efficiencies can be related to high debt and diversification. Farms with more family labour perform better. Increasing business size does not necessarily increase economic efficiency though it may increase income. Economic performance is better on farms in agri-environment schemes.

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