Is farming starting to turn?

August 2007
Farmers Weekly;8/3/2007, Vol. 147 Issue 5, p32
Trade Publication
The article looks at the efforts of the Rural Business Research Unit (RBRU) to collect Farm Business Survey data in Great Britain. It has found that most farmers have received their single farm payment while a number of enterprises are severely challenged by low prices and poor weather. The group is confirming real problems for livestock producers. It has discovered that farm survives on a combination of Countryside Stewardship payments, the single farm payment and low levels of farm and personal expenditure.


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