Official Statistics

August 2015 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:

  • Food prices continue to fall
  • Major changes to the farm business
  • Average Farm Household Income little changed from 2012/13
  • Monthly milk production lower than previous year