Farmers Weekly has been delving back into the archives and has found some fascinating pictures and stories.
There are headlines from several decades ago that are eerily familiar – rocketing feed, feul and fertiliser bills for one. The adverts however are a little more unusual featuring some machines that have long-departed.
To give you a flavour we’ve set up a gallery featuring pictures from the
- and 1980s
Here are some extracts:
Is this story current or one from the past? It is actually from 1988 as you can tell from the figures in the chart. Who fancies red diesel at 10p/litre?
If the reminder of reasonably-priced diesel has given you a funny turn – how about some Dry Fly Sherry which featured prominently in issues in the 1950s?
Or were you the proud owner of a John Deere 430, 530 or 630 European combine?
She is much more modestly dressed than we remember – an Abertay Girl from a 1988 issue of Farmers Weekly?
Visit our picture gallery to see more snippets from the archives.