The Farm Business Survey (FBS) is an annual survey of farms in England, carried out on behalf of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). The website provides access to general information on the financial position and physical and economic performance of farm businesses in England, to inform policy decisions on matters affecting farm businesses and to enable analysis of impacts of policy options. Also it includes enterprise reports about crop and livestock production.
The primary objective of survey results is to contrast the performance or other business characteristics of different groupings of farm, such as between regions or other geographical or environmental designations, farm types, farm size, age or education of farmer etc.
It is intended to serve the needs of farmers, farming and land management interest groups, government (both national and European), government partners, and researchers.