Farm practices survey

Surveys of English farming practices.

This survey looks at how English farming practices are affected by current agricultural and environmental issues. The content of the survey is agreed each year in consultation with users to ensure the information collected remains relevant. Where there is demand the survey is run more frequently and topics are repeated allowing time series data to be built up and enabling comparisons to be made across different years. The topic timeline shows which topics have been asked on each survey.

Results of the surveys run between 2005 and 2011 are available from the National Archive.

About the Farm Practises Survey

Guidance and overview of the topics covered within each survey, including timepoints.


Published 18 June 2013
Last updated 24 June 2021 + show all updates
  1. Added link to the farm practices survey February 2021 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices document page.

  2. Added link to new Farm practices survey February 2020 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices page, see also new Farm practices survey topic timeline.

  3. Updated Farm practices survey topic timeline.

  4. Added latest farm practices survey results.

  5. Added link to Cattle Farm practices survey April 2019.

  6. Update link to Farm practices survey topic timeline and new link to Farm practices survey February 2019 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices page.

  7. Added link to Farm Practices Survey October 2018; current farming topics document page.

  8. Updated Farm Practice Survey topic timeline.

  9. Farm practices survey February 2018 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices added.

  10. Re-rordered document list, topic timeline page move to second in the list.

  11. Farm practices survey February 2017 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices added.

  12. Updated to include a link to 2016 survey results.

  13. Farm practices survey February 2015 - greenhouse gas mitigation practices added.

  14. Added link to Prevention of livestock disease page.

  15. Added link to Farm practices survey October 2014 – Basic Payment Scheme and Greening.

  16. Updated with 2014 figures.

  17. First published.