Official Statistics

January 2014 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:

  • farm income forecasts
  • agriculture’s contribution to the economy
  • crop area grown for bioenergy
  • fall in productivity of the UK agricultural industry