Agriculture by G. H. Peters (auth.)

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21 There was no major updating of Stamp's framework until the 1960's though the Soil Survey of England and Wales continued work on the mapping of soils and this effort was extensively drawn on in subsequent agricultural land classification eventually carried out by MAFF. 22 In 1964, the first of a new series of agricultural land classification maps was produced, covering the MAFF South East Region of England. Only this area was surveyed and the series was discontinued. Subsequently, there followed the Provisional Land Classification of England and Wales in one-inch map form which since 1966 has covered the whole of England and Wales.

Producer prices for table poultry are supplied weekly by packing stations; those received for potatoes and grain are obtained weekly from merchants. Growers' prices for fruit and vegetables are collected by an official of the Department of Agriculture, Northern Ireland (DANI) at Belfast Market on Fridays. Prices paid by farmers for hay and straw are provided monthly by merchants. 12 Most market reports also provide information on quantities supplied or offered, quality of produce and conditions at markets.

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.

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