1417: Anderson’s AgriBrief December 2011

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Better returns over the last four years mean the farming industry as a whole would be profitable, albeit at low levels, even without subsidy. Modest increases are forecast for 2012. There has been a close correlation between the Sterling and Euro exchange rate in the past but this has broken down somewhat recently. Farm incomes per labour unit across the EU rose by 6.7% in 2011 and by 4% in the UK. New cross compliance measures came into force on 1st January to further protect water. Beef, sheep and pig farmers have been getting a better share of retail prices

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