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B) A farm business of less than one European Size Unit (another unit of size gradually replacing the smd, discussed in detail in Chapter 7). (c) No regular full-time worker (excluding the owner). 6 In Scotland, holdings with under 40 smd are regarded as statistically insignificant units and have been excluded from the agricultural censuses. The majority of these 19,000 holdings are very small by any reckoning; a number have appreciable total areas but these consist of rough grazings or poor permanent pastures with no significant continuing agricultural activity.
Part of the difficulty is that the tables are always rather slow in appearing. Tbough it would have been possible in future 34 AGRICULTURE chapters to make specific references to them whenever outputs, inputs or factor incomes are mentioned this has not been done. 23 For long period analysis the Annual Abstract of Statistics provides useful information through a succession of editions. There are also other publications which present major items series for the United Kingdom economy. 49]. This contains series on land use; holdings by size, number, tenure and farm type; acreage, yield and production of crops; livestock numbers and products; number and wages of agricultural workers; agricultural machinery and prices of agricultural products.
G. consumers' expenditure, general govemment expenditure, capital formation and exports less imports) and with the factor incomes which are generated. All intermediate transactions are ignored though clearly there must be great interest in unravelling the flows and in tracing inter-industry linkages. g. chemical fertilisers, fuel, and so on down an enormous listing) to sustain its activities, as weIl as requiring what are strictly factors of production. Similarly, agriculture will seIl to other sectors (notably those processing its output) as weIl as to final demand.
Agriculture by G. H. Peters (auth.)