The incomes of farming families are central to the explanation of agriculture’s response to changing product prices and costs, to structural adjustments such as increases in farm sizes, and to the very existence of governmental policy towards agriculture. If an ‘income problem’ did not exist, or at least was not thought to exist, then much of the case for a separate British ministry for this industry and a Common Agricultural Policy within the European Community would collapse. In this chapter we will consider the characteristics of incomes in farming and the measures currently employed in their assessment. The ground will then be prepared for the analysis of agricultural policy contained in Chapter 14.
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