Farming income rises in 2006

The income of an average Dutch farm rose to €68,000 last year but 30% of farmers earned less than €25,000 according to new figures from sector institute LEI.

Farmers’ income in the period between 2001 and 2003 was €48,000. The Netherlands has just under 80,000 agricultural companies, compared with 110,000 10 years ago.

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