Collection

Farm Business Survey

Series giving information about the Farm Business Survey for England.

Contents

  1. Documents

The Farm Business Survey (FBS) provides information on the financial, physical and environmental performance of farm businesses in England to inform and evaluate policy decisions. The FBS is intended to serve the needs of farmers, farming and land management interest groups, government, government partners, and researchers. Survey results typically give comparisons between groups of businesses, for example between regions or between types of farm. The results attracting most attention are on farm incomes and productivity. Some of the results are produced and published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), whilst others are produced and published by Rural Business Research (RBR) team.

Archived Defra publications

Defra reports published before 2013 are available from the National Archive.

Rural Business Research publications

The reports produced by Rural Business Research (RBR) can be obtained from the RBR website. Their results include Government Office Region reports, benchmarking information and the databuilder. See also: RBR Publications. Recent reports include an analysis of the farmer segmentation research within the Farm Business Survey and a report on factors determining high and improved levels of farm performance.

Similar surveys are conducted by all four countries of the United Kingdom and by other EU member states. Results for the other United Kingdom countries and the EU can be obtained from:

Documents

  1. Fertiliser usage on farm – England 2012/13 and 2013/14

    • Statistics - national statistics
  2. Farm Succession – England 2013/14

    • Statistics - national statistics
  3. Farm business income

    • Statistics - national statistics
  4. Historic farm business income

    • Statistics - national statistics
  5. Farm business income, net farm income and cash income time series

    • Statistical data set
  6. Balance sheet analysis and farming performance, England 2010/11-2012/2013

    • Statistics
  7. Farm accounts in England 2013/14

    • Statistics - national statistics
  8. Historic farm accounts in England

    • Statistics - national statistics
  9. Farm rents

    • Statistics - national statistics
  10. Farm business survey - technical notes and guidance

    • Detailed guide
  11. Farmer’s intentions: Results from the Farm Business Survey, England 2013/14 (cropping farms)

    • Statistics
  12. Historic farmer's intentions survey results

    • Statistics
  13. Farm energy use

    • Statistics - national statistics
  14. Farm household income and household composition 2013/14

    • Statistics - national statistics
  15. Historic statistical notices on farm household income and household composition

    • Statistics - national statistics
  16. Animal health and welfare practices on farm

    • Statistics - national statistics
  17. Farm business management practices

    • Statistics - national statistics
  18. Countryside maintenance and management

    • Statistics - national statistics