The NFU's economic intelligence team has produced a new State of the Farming Economy briefing.
The document gives NFU members the inside line on current markets, and an insight into the short, medium and long-term prospects for food and farming - and particularly the strength of the sector in the run-up to Brexit.
It provides clear statistical evidence of our sector's importance to the national economy.
This month's topic areas include:
- Inflation rate slips to 3%, the first fall for six months
- UK growth forecast cut sharply
- Pound remains highly sensitive to weak economic data and political announcements
- UK and global food prices higher in 2017
- Wage rates to rise in April 2018
- Farm borrowings reach record £18.6bn
- UK food and drink exports grow by 15% in third quarter of 2017
- Updated commodity prices analysis and trends
- Medium-term prospects for EU Agricultural Commodities 2016-2026
- British farming's key role in the economy: Picking the positives