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Farm incomes ‘highlight need for good Brexit deal’

Defra’s final farm income figures for 2015/16 show the need for agriculture to get a good deal post-Brexit, claims the NFU.

Farmers with general cropping enterprises saw their Farm Business Income (FBI) rise 21% on the year to £62,900 during the year to March 2016.

But cereal growers saw their FBI fall 21% on the year to £35,600.

Dairy producers saw their FBI plummet 49%, with a final average income of £42,300 some £4,200 less than had been expected.

Incomes for pig producers fell 56% in the year to March 2016.

(Source: Farmers Weekly)

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