13 November 2001
Farming Online subscribers strike

By FWi staff

SUBSCRIBERS to Farming Online, the troubled agricultural Internet service, are withholding subscriptions pending the sale of the website.

The sale of Farming Online is due for completion by 22 November, said parent company FOL Networks, which has called in the liquidators.

The site is being sold to the highest bidder after it failed to attract any firm offers when FOL Networks put it up for sale in August.

Company director Jonathan Jackson said he had since contacted “quite a few” site members and asked them what they felt about Farming Online.

“They assured us that theyd pay up overdue subscriptions once they knew who the new owners were,” he told Internet Farm Business News.

“Theyre very happy with the service. I have no doubt that one of the new owners first tasks will be to chase up late subs.

“I dont blame people for holding on until they knew – its only natural.”

Despite failing to find a buyer earlier, Mr Jackson said there had been continued interest from bidders since FOL went into liquidation.