OMAHA, Neb. — Farmers Business Network (FBN), an independent farmer-to-farmer network, announced the launch of new technologies and services that expand the network’s agronomic intelligence, along with its FBN Direct platform and introduced first products for grain marketing.
Commercially launched less than 2 years ago, FBN made the announcement amongst more than 1,000 guests at its second annual Farmer2Farmer Conference in Omaha, Neb.
Launching FBN Direct: The platform combines manufacturer-direct pricing, direct-to-farm delivery and an independent farmer service network to drive major savings on farm products. What started in ag chemicals in 2015, has now been expanded to provide farmers access to seed treatments, seed, starter fertilizer, farm equipment and farm services. After successfully making over 1,000 deliveries in 2015, FBN Direct (formerly FBN Procurement) now offers the industry’s best prices and credit terms, and has saved farmers as much as 50% on their input costs.
Launching FBN Crop Marketing: The offering assists farmers with data to help them understand real-time profitability and connect them with opportunities for their crop.
New Agronomic Intelligence Products: With major updates to the FBN Seed Finder and Yield Potential seed selection systems, FBN enables members to find the best seeds for every field and compare actual seed costs, powered by millions of acres of real yields and real invoices. The company also released a new field-level weather system allowing farmers to understand historical weather patterns on their farm, as well as new precision mapping capabilities for application data and multi-year yield trends.
Launching new FBN Prices App for Chemical Price Transparency: The platform is a new app for iOS and Android that allows any farmer to access actual market prices on over 750 chemical products through anonymized chemical price data.