The main sources I have used are :-
Ministry of Agriculture,
Fisheries and Food (MAFF) the Intervention Board and the Forestry
Commission, "The Departmental Report, 2001", London, The
Stationery Office. This summarises the work of the Ministry and its
subsidiary agencies for that year, in particular detailing their budgets.
The website of the
Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA), has
its front page at http://www.defra.gov.uk/
(the old MAFF has now become DEFRA).
I have also consulted :-
MAFF and other
agencies, "Agriculture in the United Kingdom, 2000", London,
The Stationery Office. This is chiefly a statistical work, analysing
commodity prices, imports/exports, acreages, animal numbers, farm
sizes, land used, and industry accounts
for Economic Co-operation and Development, "OECD Agricultural
Outlook, 2001", Paris, OECD Publications. This is an international
prospect for 2001-2006 for the world agricultural sector, which
includes discussion of some of the key issues and summary statistics
for the key items of food trade.
Examples of the documentation are on this
page, including scanned pages from my main source book.