31 May 1996

LEAFaudits up

A 21% increase in the number of farms completing LEAF Environmental Audits in 1995 brings the total area covered to date to over 42,408ha (105,000 acres) or 0.7% of all UK arable land, say Linking Environment and Farming organisers.

Average farm size was 476.5ha (1177 acres), with a range from 24-2130ha (59-5263 acres).