Official Statistics

May 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
  • UK Wheat and Barley Cereals Balance Sheet 2014/15
  • USDA cereal forecasts
  • Milk prices