This report offers an English summary of the Landbouw-Economisch Bericht 2004. It presents a survey of the economic state of Dutch agribusiness. First, attention is paid to general economic and political developments and to the developoment of the agricultural complex. Next, the report deals with the rural area and with environmental issues. Following a description of the production structure and production factors in agriculture, profitability and income formation in the various sub-sectors are analysed.