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Agriculture: Income

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much and what proportion of total income from farming resulted from (a) single farm payments, (b) agri-environment schemes, (c) diversified activity and (d) receipts from food production in each of the last three years. (186341)

The answer is given in the table shown as follows. ‘Receipts from food production’ is not available; the value of crop and livestock production has been included.

200520062007

£ million

Percentage of TIFF

£ million

Percentage of TIFF

£ million

Percentage of TIFF

Single farm payment

2,349

108

2,354

102

2,292

90

Agri-environment schemes

259

12

346

15

410

16

Inseparable non-agricultural activities1

674

31

710

31

771

30

Total crop output

4,998

230

5,147

223

5,791

228

Total livestock output (meat, milk and eggs)

6,544

301

7,246

315

7,699

303

TIFF

2,171

100

2,303

100

2,538

100

1 The diversified activity which is included in TIFF is only that which is considered ‘inseparable’. This includes activities such as ‘tourist accommodation and catering’ and ‘farm retailing’.