Fram Farmers is a partner in Saturn Agriculture, which was formed by four East Anglia-based farming groups, Cambridge Farmers and West Essex Farmers (which combined in 2004 to form Atlas Agriculture), Dengie Crops Ltd and Framlingham Farmers. Woldmarsh Producers Ltd joined in 2007.
The company was founded in January 2000 to act as a central facilitator and negotiator for the collective purchasing of products, services and information. Saturn Agriculture’s success is demonstrated by the fact that it has produced cumulative benefits which could not have been obtained by any member company acting individually.
Saturn Agriculture currently negotiates terms on approximately 10% of the country’s agrochemical purchases and over 250,000 tonnes of fertiliser for its Members.