The release of the Economic Report on Scottish Agriculture brings together a wide range of information from the Scottish Government’s agriculture analysts. The report complies information from the 2013 June Census and December survey of farms, the Total Farm Income 2012-2013 and the Farm Accounts Survey 2012-2013.
An overview of Scottish Agriculture has been published by Scotland’s Chief Statistician. The report covers the difficult 2012 crop year, which was followed by the harsh winter, as well as the recovery that occurred in 2013 after the large amounts of snow in March and the loss of thousands of livestock, as well as more specific information regarding the recovery.
It also sets the data in the context of the last ten years as well as a short paper on work carried out to support the Reform of the Common Agricultural Policy, and an historical look-back at the rise of the tractor in the 1950s. This year a series of new maps showing where agricultural output is highest, the average size of farms, and agricultural employment patterns have been included. The full report can be viewed here: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Resource/0045/00452341.pdf