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Big difference in total income fall in farms in northern England

Staff Writer |
Total income from farming in the North East decreased by 20% between 2011 and 2015 to £145 million compared to a 24% decrease for England as a whole, says Defra.

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The biggest contributors to the value of the output (£0.57 billion), which were cattle for meat (£88 million), wheat (£72 million) and sheep for meat (£68 million), together account for 40%.

Agriculture in the North East region contributed 0.59% to the regional economy in 2014 and employed 0.89% of the regional workforce in 2015.

In comparison, England overall contributed 0.57% to the national economy in 2014 and 1.07% of the workforce in 2015.

Total income from farming in the North West decreased by 8% between 2011 to 2015 to £181 million compared to a 24% decrease for England as a whole.

The biggest contributors to the value of the output (£1.8 billion), which were milk (£556 million), cattle for meat (£196 million) and poultrymeat (£142 million), together account for 50%.


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