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Farmers Guardian magazine

Farmers Guardian, informing and supporting Britain’s farmers for over 170 years.



Who are Farmers Guardian?

Who are Farmers Guardian?

First published in 1844, the Preston Guardian switched to concentrate solely on agriculture in the 1950's. Since then, it steadily grew to become agriculture's national weekly newspaper covering all sectors of the industry and all regions of the U.K. Farmers Guardian now provides so much more than just the weekly print edition with many additional services for members.


At Farmers Guardian, we’ve been informing and supporting Britain's farmers for over 170 years. Since 1844, we’ve reported on progress and change in farming – our earliest issues covered the repeal of the Corn Laws – and today, we’re using technology to transform how we provide news, information and advice to our readers.

In 2016, Farmers Guardian became a magazine

The new look Farmers Guardian news content is even harder-edged and drills down in to what political decisions and wider events really mean for farmers and their businesses. We analyse the big issues affecting agriculture, as well as showcasing the innovation which is transforming the industry.


Easy-to-read news content, great analysis of complex issues affecting the industry, farm features and case studies, plus market-leading show, sale and technical content. But, you also told us you wanted more, now you’ve got it and all in a handy size.


From comprehensive business coverage focusing on realities of the industry, farmers told us they want greater focus on international news and context around why what happens in Europe, New Zealand or the USA matters for you on your UK farm. With more about diversification and generating additional revenue for your business, the new Farmers Guardian delivers all of this and more.


With a quarterly or annual subscription, you can have the paper delivered direct to your door every week – and save money on the regular cover price, too. As a subscriber, you also receive exclusive access to VIP Member content on the Farmers Guardian website, which includes a free App version of the paper every week so you can read Farmers Guardian wherever and whenever suits you.



Where can I get Farmers Guardian?

There are three ways of getting Farmers Guardian.


1. Subscription

The first (and most cost-effective) way of receiving Farmers Guardian is to SUBSCRIBE. We'll deliver the paper to you every week, and you'll also receive a whole host of other benefits. For more information on these benefits, keep reading, or click here.


Farmers Guardian subscription benefits

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  • Free 1st Class delivery, direct to your door
  • Safeguarding from any future price increase for at least 12 months
  • Generous savings vs the cover price when you subscribe
  • Early access to the Classified section of the newspaper, so you can grab that bargain first and plan ahead with confidence
  • Exclusive VIP access to Member-only content on the Farmers Guardian Website
  • FREE goodie bags and VIP hospitality at shows we attend
  • Free app edition to your iOS or Android device every Thursday - a day before the newspaper appears on the shelves
  • Access to our suite of apps, including Tyre Pressure, Unit Converter, and Breeding Season Calculator
  • Access to useful online farming services including Grant Checker, an online agricultural service tool to help you maximise funding opportunities you’re entitled to
  • Discounts on carefully selected products and services to help you on-farm





2. Newsagents and Supermarkets

As it's sold in newsagents and supermarkets throughout Britain, you can also purchase copies each week from your local stockist.

  • On-sale every Friday
  • Cover price £3.40
  • Available in the UK and Ireland (including Eire)
  • Sold in approximately 15,000 outlets
  • Retailers include the Co-Op, Tesco, Spar, McColl, Morrisons, Londis, Smiths High Street, Costcutter, Asda, Sainsburys, Booths, Waitrose, garages and many independent outlets
  • Average pagination is over 100 pages
  • Need help finding your local stockist? Call us on 01772 799 434
  • No stockist near you? Call us on 01772 799 500 to discuss subscriptions
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3. App

Our app edition is available for both Apple and Android users. Accessible either by smartphone or tablet, the entire paper can be downloaded on a Thursday evening - a day before it hits the shelves.

  • Individual issues £2.99
  • 1 month subscription £9.99
  • 3 month subscription £25.99
  • 12 month subscription £99.99
  • Included free of charge when you buy a paper subscription
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How can I contact Farmers Guardian?

There are several ways to contact us, depending on the nature of your query.


For general enquiries:

  • Write to us

Farmers Guardian, Unit 4, Fulwood Business Park, Caxton Road, Fulwood, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 9NZ


  • Email us


  • Call us

01772 799 500

Can I subscribe to your e-newsletters as a non-subscriber?

Yes. You can select your e-newsletter preferences when you register for free here