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All about ideas not products
48 pages of editorial with no advertising, no bias
Numerous 'Made it Myself' workshop projects
Farm finance and business, farm succession, trusts, employment legal
Available by post - single copies. Available back issues go back to 1992. Some issues sold out
Subscriptions (£16.50 / year, overseas post supplement applies) from this web site
Current issue stocked in rural newsagents in UK, Ireland, and a few in Australia and New Zealand.
access to additional on-line articles
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Essential info about Practical Farm Ideas
Why no advertising?
Advertising always influences content. No editor can afford to upset a £20,000 a year advertiser. Ads have become the driving force behind a high proportion of magazines. No advertising makes the magazine completely different to others - and so worth buying!
Mike Donovan started the magazine started in 1992, when he was dairy/beef farming. He saw the real need to share cost cutting ideas, and his farming was based on low costs but better then average outputs. It made surplusses which provided scope for growth in the farm business. Farmers who rely on subsidies for their income are putting themselves in the hands of politicians, and Practical Farm Ideas gives readers many ways of reducing their reliance on CAP payments.
Our contributors come from all over the UK, Ireland and also Europe. Join them by clicking here Contributors get packs of back issues. They don't need to write up their ideas - that's Mike's job.
If you have made or adapted a machine we would be interested in talking. Most contributors are personally visited.
Back Issues - approx 98 available
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High Res Pictures Available
Project stories use a number of high resolution pictures which are available to subscribers for a realistic charge. To take advantage of this, a current subscription is essential. Pictures are for personal farm use only.