27 November 1998
Jersey’s agriculture finds a new role

THE structure of agriculture on the Channel Island of Jersey is rapidly changing, reports the Financial Times.

The number of agricultural units on the island has fallen by nearly a fifth, yet the area of land under cultivation has hardly changed.

Two products dominate: the Jersey cow and the Jersey Royal tomato.

The number of dairy herds has fallen to 71, but the number of milkers has risen by 6% to 4382.

The Jersey Royal tomato-growing industry is worth £28 million alone.

  • Financial Times 27/11/98 page IV (Jersey supplement)