General cropping income remains stable
Average income for general cropping farms increased 1% to £82,500 in 2021‑22.
Total outputs for general cropping farms increased by 3%, with increased cereal outputs offsetting a 4% decrease in potato output.
Figure 3: Average Farm Business Income for general cropping farms, 2012‑13 to 2021‑22
General cropping performance has varied a lot in recent years. General cropping farms are sensitive to market prices and experience fluctuating performance.
General cropping farms have a high average income compared to other farm types. However, while some farms make large incomes, others will make a loss.
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