Since the birth of www.thefarmingforum.co.uk the idea of a buying group has been discussed many times and over the years we have been invited to meet most of the existing UK groups all interested in running it or expanding their existing group through such an idea.
The trouble is, not one of them demonstrated to us that they could categorically make farmers better off by showing us their prices on every single item. The other thing that has became apparent to us is a desire by a lot of manufacturers and importers / distributors to shorten the supply chain between them and farmers but no mechanism existed that allowed them to achieve that.
This is where we think maybe Farm Marketplace can help, leveraging the massive traffic levels of TFF to and ultimately benefit farmers and those that want to supply them.
TFF's Farm Marketplace - free for any supplier to list products that farmers buy, from arable and livestock inputs to the machinery and everyday supplies we all need to run our businesses.
Please support the site and the suppliers that use it, it has the potential to change the way farmers buy inputs for ever