Official Statistics

November 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:

  • Falling farm gate milk prices
  • Rise in total income from farming
  • Total factor productivity of the agricultural industry falls
  • Agricultural contracting on English farms
Published 28 November 2014