1046: Crops – facts and figures
This paper summarises a report ‘Crop Production in England’ by Rural Business Research drawn from the Farm Business Survey
Year of Publication2010
In 2008/2009 the value of sterling against the euro fell and prices of agricultural commodities and crop inputs both rose. The early consequences of the ‘credit crunch’ to agriculture were generally limited, although more pronounced to producers exposed to premium markets. Following a dry June, the 2008 harvest was the second in a series of wet harvests. Gross margins for cereal crops fell but those for oilseeds, protein crops, sugar beet and potatoes all rose. Most arable farms in England enjoyed a strengthened balance sheet due mainly to an increase in the value of land,
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- Subject Collection > Rural policy & development > Economic development
- Subject Collection > Arable & industrial crops
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