Farming/countryside scene

UK farming contributed £5.8 billion to our economy in 2007 (as measured by Gross Value Added at basic prices). It uses around three quarters of this country's land area, and employs over half a million people. One of our major tasks is to help this vital industry to operate as efficiently as possible. We administer support policies agreed in Brussels which provide around £3 billion to UK agriculture.

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Farming Link

The August 2008 edition of Farming Link - our newspaper for farmers and growers - has now been published.

Read it online...

Latest news

Farming sections

See also

  • Horticulture - horticultural production and marketing, potatoes and hops.
  • Food and drink - milk and milk products, eggs, meat and poultry sectors.

Page last modified: 18 August 2008

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs