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    • MatthewAinsworth
    • By MatthewAinsworth 19th Apr 17, 10:26 AM
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    Buy farm shares rather than grow your own
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    • 19th Apr 17, 10:26 AM
    Buy farm shares rather than grow your own 19th Apr 17 at 10:26 AM
    I was considering growing my own crops to reduce costs, as it'd be more tax efficient than overtime

    But i came to thinking, big farms are surely more efficient than i could ever be, I'd be better off buying shares of existing farms and agriculture companies, rather than buying my own plants, equipment, etc

    Although growing your own would be a good hobby, getting outside, seeing the fruit of your labours, literally
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    • Ebe Scrooge
    • By Ebe Scrooge 19th Apr 17, 11:43 AM
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    Surely if you bought shares in a farm ( even if farms are publicly listed, I'm not sure they are ? ), you wouldn't be receiving fruit and veg ? Just like shares in any other company, you'd receive a dividend if the business does well, and risk losing your investment if the business fails. If you want home-grown produce then you need to grow it yourself - or befriend someone else who grows their own and set up some sort of bartering arrangement
    I may not know much about art, but I know what I like.
    • MatthewAinsworth
    • By MatthewAinsworth 19th Apr 17, 12:15 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 12:15 PM
    I was thinking of using returns to buy produce as an equivalent to growing your own, but i suppose to would still have chemicals

    And growing your own would generally have the same risk
    Big enough agricultural companies are listed...
    • Farway
    • By Farway 19th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:14 PM
    You could spread the risk by buying shares in a big food manufaturer, like Unilever, and smile ironically as you buy organic products using the dividends

    DYOR of course and other similar companies are available

    Disclosure - I own some Unilver shares, annualised return to date is nearly 20%, past is no guide to future etc
    • Mojisola
    • By Mojisola 19th Apr 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:51 PM
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    • 19th Apr 17, 2:51 PM
    Surely if you bought shares in a farm ( even if farms are publicly listed, I'm not sure they are ? ), you wouldn't be receiving fruit and veg ?
    Originally posted by Ebe Scrooge
    You could - https://communitysupportedagriculture.org.uk/what-is-csa/
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