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Farm Income - Introduction

Data from the CSO shows that the agriculture sector had a good year in 2010, with operating surplus increasing by 31.5%. This follows two very difficult years and is a welcome turnaround for the sector.  Output has increased across all the main commodities with cereals and milk being particularly strong.  Input costs have begun to rise again, with fertiliser prices rising rapidly in 2010 and feedstuffs rising towards the end of the year. There was also a drop in fixed capital consumption.