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Farm incomes on the rise

Good weather and strong markets boosted farm incomes in Switzerland by ten per cent last year, agriculture authorities have reported.

This content was published on April 7, 2009 - 14:23

Income per worker rose to SFr43,400 ($38,416) in 2008 from SFr39,500 in 2007, according to provisional data from the Agroscope research institute.

Agricultural income per farm stood at SFr67,200 compared with SFr61,000 the year before.

Incomes rose on higher prices for commodities including pork and milk. Milk production remained stable, Agroscope said.

The cost of fertilisers, fuel and feed also rose, authorities said, but added that feed costs were offset by higher milk yields per cow.

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