Official Statistics

August 2013 farming and food brief

News, economics and statistics relating to the UK’s farming and food industries.



This monthly paper produced by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) brings together the latest key information relating to agriculture and the wider economy. In particular it highlights the results of recently published economic and statistical evidence and research.

Topics this month include:

  • milk prices
  • arable crop areas in 2013
  • harvest progress
  • Basic Horticulture Statistics 2012 published