• Tenanted agricultural land in Scotland 2016/17

    28th April 2017 by

    The average cost of renting agricultural land has risen four per cent since last year, new figures show. The Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government today released the latest figures on Tenanted Agricultural Land in Scotland. Average rent for land was £40 per hectare in 2016/17 compared to £39 per hectare the previous year. The…

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  • December Agricultural Survey 2016 results

    17th March 2017 by

    The results of the December 2016 Agricultural Survey show that while winter cereal plantings saw an increase, silage production last year was down. In the livestock sector, there were rises in sheep, pigs and poultry, but cattle numbers fell to their lowest since the 1950s. Yesterday, the Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government released the…

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  • Total Income from Farming 2014-16

    31st January 2017 by

    Total income from farming is estimated to have increased by £96 million in 2016, after two years of decline. The Chief Statistician in the Scottish Government today published Total Income from Farming Estimates for Scotland 2014-2016, which contains near-final estimates of Total Income from Farming (TIFF) for 2015 and an initial estimate of 2016 TIFF. The…

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  • June Agricultural Census 2016 – Results

    16th November 2016 by

    The latest set of figures on farming in Scotland from the June Agricultural Census 2016, released by Scotland’s Chief Statistician on 25th October, shows a reduction in cereals but an increase in potatoes, sheep, pigs and poultry. There was also a reduction in the workforce, and in the area of secure tenancies. There was an…

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  • Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture, 2016

    14th September 2016 by

    The National Statistics publication, ‘Bank Advances to Scottish Agriculture, 2016‘ was released by the Chief Statistician on Monday 12th September. A survey of the main banks and other lending institutions showed that, in the year to 31st of May 2016, outstanding loans rose by £177 million. Total outstanding loans to the agricultural sector amounted to £2.20 billion. Accounting for inflation, this was an…

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