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We're farming in very tough times. It's highly unusual for corn, meat and milk to decline at the same time (remember 'up horn, down corn?') but of course this is what happened in 2014.
    Back in 2013, when wheat was near £200 and milk over 32p, and ambitious farmers were expanding and borrowing, I wrote:
"Rising land prices provide security, and also problems for farmers. Borrowing against an asset rising in value such as this is always very compelling, but the repayment comes not from the asset but from the income which it creates. Take on any financial obligation with your eyes wide open…." (PFI Vol 22-2 Aug 2013). Advice which, from the perspective of 2016, has been shown to be spot on.
    The £16.50 annual subscription is worthwhile for this advice alone. 

Best wishes,  Mike Donovan, editor
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Welcome

We're farming in very tough times. It's highly unusual for corn, meat and milk to decline at the same time (remember 'up horn, down corn?') but of course this is what happened in 2014.
    Back in 2013, when wheat was near £200 and milk over 32p, and ambitious farmers were expanding and borrowing, I wrote:
"Rising land prices provide security, and also problems for farmers. Borrowing against an asset rising in value such as this is always very compelling, but the repayment comes not from the asset but from the income which it creates. Take on any financial obligation with your eyes wide open…." (PFI Vol 22-2 Aug 2013). Advice which, from the perspective of 2016, has been shown to be spot on.
    The £16.50 annual subscription is worthwhile for this advice alone. 

Best wishes,  Mike Donovan, editor
- See more at: https://www.farmideas.co.uk/about-us.html#sthash.AaVoGnxm.dpuf

ABOUT editor and founder, Mike Donovan:

• Publisher: Created Practical Farm IDEAS magazine 1992  -  present day

• Dairy farmer, West Wales 1977 -  2000
    Winner: Bath & West Show Farmers Brainwaves 1991

• Financial Times, London 1975 
    Editor Professional Administration
    Contributor: FT commodities page, and did freelance work in the agricultural sector.

• The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) in London  --  studies concerned with agriculture, including coffee, fertilisers, farm machinery, grain facilities.
    Editor of EIU publication Retail Business
    Contributor: UNCTAD Conferences in London, Geneva, Madrid and Istanbul 
    Author: 'Consumerism' Encyclopaedia Britannica 1972

• Reading University: BSc (Hons) Agricultural Economics 1969

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