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Jun 27, 2022

by FBN Network

Providing critical intelligence based on the collective actions of our farmer members is a key mission of Farmers Business Network®. That’s why we’re excited to share our annual June Acreage Report as a deliverable to help you make critical crop marketing decisions ahead of USDA’s Acreage Report on June 30th.  Despite some weather-related planting delays in the Northern Plains, we found that increased acreage in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Ohio likely helped push the corn acreage number above the USDA's March reading of 90.4 million acres, up from USDA’s March estimate of 89.5.  Soybean acres are pegged at 89.0 million acres, off from USDA’s March forecast of 91.0 million, also pegged to weather in the Dakotas.  Download the 2022 U.S. Acreage Report “The USDA report usually drives volatility that's three to four times greater than a typical trading day," said Kevin McNew, Chief Economist at FBN®.  "With the weather challenges across the country and an uncertain economic climate, our Acreage Report aims to provide our farmer members with the most comprehensive data and intelligence ahead of this report so they can make the best decisions for their operations," said McNew.  Grain markets continue to be on edge as we reach the midpoint of the US growing season. In March, USDA’s Prospective Plantings report suggested farmers intended to plant less corn and more soybeans than in 2021, with forecasted US corn acres at 89.5 million acres and soybeans at 91.0 million acres. They will release their latest acreage estimates on July 1 based on their farmer survey conducted in early June.  Farmer summary We asked members what their actual planted acres were across 9 key crops. Here are some of the key findings from the survey. Corn  Corn acres are expected to climb to 90.4 million acres, up from USDA’s March estimate of 89.5. While corn acres were down by 500,000 in North Dakota and South Dakota versus the March estimate due to poor planting weather, other states were either mostly unchanged to higher. Key states increasing corn acres versus March were Minnesota (up 400,000), Indiana (up 200,000), Ohio (up 200,000), and Wisconsin (up 200,000). Soybeans Soybean acres are pegged at 89.0 million acres, off from USDA’s March forecast of 91.0 million. Again, weather caused North and South Dakota farmers to plant less soybeans by 500,000 acres versus March’s forecast, but other states also pulled back on soy plantings as some switched more into corn, cotton and spring wheat. What it means for the farmer Many farmers have faced challenges this spring as unusually cold and wet weather handicapped planting progress in the Upper Midwest and Northern Plains. Meanwhile, in the Southwest Plains, persistent drought took its toll on winter wheat yield potential, and likely influenced some spring planting decisions as farmers sized up the risks of the drought extending into the summer. Get the free report If you'd like to read the full report, get your free copy today. Members can access this report and more in the  Reports section  of the   app.


Jun 16, 2022

by FBN Network

Today we're excited to announce the start of construction on Farmers Business Network®'s new 198,000 square foot distribution facility in Saskatoon. Once completed in November 2022, the facility will be one of the largest agricultural product distribution facilities in Canada. Supporting logistics operations throughout regional network, the facility will offer local farmers convenient access to faster, even more reliable exactly when they need them. With the launch of our new Saskatoon facility later this year, will have fulfillment centers within 400 kilometers of the vast majority of our more than who represent 20 million acres in Canada. “We are very happy to welcome the Canadian logistics hub to Saskatoon,” says Saskatoon Mayor Charlie Clark. "It strengthens our ability to be a major food production epicenter, helping meet the demands of a growing world. This demonstrates industry confidence in our city and in the expertise and talent we have here.” Serving as the main fulfillment center for in Saskatoon, the new facility at 123 Prospect Rd, Corman Park, SK, will also serve as a hub for smaller logistics networks throughout Saskatchewan and Manitoba. “This excellent location and workforce in Saskatoon are strong assets as we continue the expansion of the modern, reliable logistics network that helps farmers reduce uncertainty and drive profit potential,” says Canada Country Manager Breen Neeser. At , we understand how challenging it can be to get the supplies you need, especially amid shortages at critical times throughout the season. To address this issue, we’ve invested heavily in developing the first modern logistics network in agriculture to use in the creation of an agile system for the efficient movement of critical farm inputs. Our market analysis team harnesses the power of farmer data to directly contribute to farmer profitability. By aggregating and analyzing critical data points including regional weather patterns, national supply trends, direct farmer feedback, and other , logistics network identifies potential shortages and can rapidly redistribute inventory to maintain sufficient supplies. Knowing that our facilities will remain stocked, farmers can expect consistent, convenient deliveries even when widespread supply chain disruptions jeopardize delivery reliability from older systems. “Traditional warehousing of inputs may put farmers at risk – in that the products they need have sold out and won’t be available until a new shipment arrives, damaging their profit potential for the whole season," explains Jack Cox, vice president of global fulfillment and logistics at . "We use data to understand when a potential shortage is emerging so we can address it in real-time with our network of logistics centers, as happened earlier this year when kept key inputs like Glyphosate in stock to serve our members during a shortage this spring.”


Apr 22, 2022

by FBN Network

With current global volatility, what Canadian farmers are planting will be a significant driver of agricultural markets. Planting intentions for 2022 will be closely followed. provides one of the first major survey-based estimates of Canadian farmers’ planting intentions for the year.  From late March through April 18, polled Canadian farmers about planting intentions. The survey collected the respondent’s postal code, as well as planted acreage for key crops for the year 2021 and intentions for 2022. Survey responses that were missing or that provided inconsistent data were removed from the results. Responses were aggregated across provinces. Year-on-year changes by province and crop were then computed as well. The following maps show acreage changes versus last year.  There were several goals of the survey but most importantly, we want to deliver on the promise of putting farmers first. That means enriching all the survey responses with analytics and data science to return insights back to our Members, helping them make knowledgeable decisions that drive an ROI focused business. We remove all personal and operational related details from survey responses. And the resulting data is maintained as confidential and exclusive to . Farmer summary was slightly bullish on canola. It projects canola acreage will be at 21.2 million acres compared to 22.5 million acres in 2021 (a 6% decline year-over-year).  Producers in Saskatchewan will see the largest decline, largely in favor of spring wheat.  Patience is viewed as the path forward for canola. The global situation has not improved from a supply standpoint and with risk present for Ukraine’s crop, the EU could be a key buyer of Canadian canola. report is neutral to slightly bullish on spring wheat. Spring wheat production is expected to be up 10% with 18.2 million acres planted compared to only 16.5 million last year.  With global supply concerns still top of mind, the balance sheet heading into the 2022 planting season is tight but the bias is still supportive of wheat prices.  The outlook for barley is slightly bullish. Barley acreage will dip 9% from last year with projected acres to be about 7.5 million versus 8.3 million acres in 2021.  Barley prices are attractive for this year with another year of strong cash bids expected. With the situation in Ukraine still volatile, their supplies will likely be limited but patience is still warranted.  Get the free report If you'd like to read the full report, today.


Apr 06, 2022

by FBN Network

Learn about  some of the exciting ways that we are getting ready for planting season to support our FBN® members in this webinar.  Meet our team of experts Meg Brodman - Our Moderator and Senior Director, Product Marketing Luiz Beling - President, FBN Direct Global Jack Cox - VP, Global Fulfillment & Logistics Hiro Ellis - Director, Product Management Marc-Andre Fortin - North America Category Manager Brad Roberts - Senior Product Marketing Manager - Seed and Digital Technology What you’ll learn 1. State of agriculture Our recent special report on provided some key takeaways for farmers to consider: Grain markets will smash records highs in 2022 U.S. acreage shifts are not likely to derail price strength Biofuels provide short and long-game to agriculture growth Farmers are facing rising costs and limited profit growth 2. Product supply Supply chain issues are creating product availability challenges but is vertically integrated and we plan ahead by: Having our own technical and end-use farmer product registrations Formulating product in-country or importing finished goods Delivering direct to your farm and passing value on to you 3. Online store experience We’re excited to introduce a new and easy experience that helps you: Easily navigate the site Find the products you’re looking for Track your order with transparent delivery times 4. Logistics network  The Logistics Network is the foundation for the building blocks of rural delivery. Here’s our why it matters: Built on integrated data, technology and process-driven operations physical presence promotes speed, agility and consistency Our delivery experience is not found anywhere else in agriculture Watch now Get your season started Our Stock Up Event will help you get your season off to a great start. Just visit our page to take advantage of some of these great deals: 1. New member discount New members are eligible to receive $750 off their first order of $15,000 or more. See .  2. Operating line program When you close an Operating Line with FBN® Finance, you can get 5% off Glyphosate (4 totes/72 case max). See . 3. Golden cart 4% off for a limited time. Purchase $2,000 or more of 3 qualifying categories to receive 4% off your order! See . 


Apr 05, 2022

by FBN Network

One of the commitments we’ve made at is to do everything we can to help farmers and farming communities thrive. That’s one of the reasons we launched the Community First Program for Canadian members. What is the Community First program? This program is a true win-win for farmers and their local communities. When Canadian farmers shop on FBN Direct®, they’ll not only have access to competitively priced input options, they’ll see a percentage of every sale donated to a project that matters to their community. So money spent in your community stays in your community. How it works A percentage of every dollar goes towards a Community First project in the geographic area where Direct inputs were purchased. members submit applications to raise funds for local projects in their community. If the project is chosen, you will champion the plans and efforts to result in the project’s success. Applications are reviewed bi-annually (March & October). will then announce which project submissions were successful and schedule a launch meeting to kick off the project. Projects are then funded for a six-month period. Learn more about the FBN Community First Program for Canadian FBN members Successful projects* Here are just a few examples of successful projects that have been funded through the Community First Program. Community centre - Atwater, SK Community First helped add a wheelchair ramp and small deck to the Atwater Community Centre. This provided a more-inclusive gathering space for the community to enjoy for years to come. (Image of Atwater Community Hall provided by Adam Littman) Train station restoration - Edam, SK The Community First program helped fix this historic 1912 built train station. This was the first building many pioneers saw when heading west. The original design was the model for train stations across western Canada until World War II. With a newly repaired roof, the station will continue to inspire new settlers to Edam. (Image of Train Station Restoration provided by Brett Blaquiere) School program - Milk River, AB The small community of Milk River may only have a population of 890 people but it's a community that is full of pride when it comes to athletics. The local high school, Erie Rivers, needed to expand its gymnasium and that’s where the Community First program came into play.  While the gym is only big enough to play basketball, the building’s space will soon be filled with passionate fans sitting in the bleachers. Go Erle Rivers Comets & Novas! How to get involved Applications will be reviewed by ’s leadership team and Account Executives twice a year. Once project submissions are chosen by , a launch meeting will be held to get the project started.  If your project is chosen, you will drive the plans and efforts to bring your project to life. As the project champion, you’ll be directly responsible for the success of your project with support from as well. .  to be considered for the next round.


Mar 31, 2022

by FBN Network

Please read these rules before entering the 2022 Canada Planting Poll Contest (the “ ”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be  bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all Contest eligibility requirements.  No purchase required. Contest begins on  March 31, 2022, 6 a.m. Central Time until 10 p.m Central Time on April 22nd, 2022. There are a total of 25 prizes available to be won, all of which are a $100USD Amazon Gift Card. Skill-testing question required. Open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who are of age of majority in the province or territory of residence at time of entry. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received before the contest closes. Full rules and entry details available at: fbn.com/community/blog/planting-poll-contest-rules-canada . This Contest is open to legal residents of Canada, excluding Quebec, who have reached the age of majority in their province or territory of residence at the time of entry, with the exception of employees of FBN Crop Marketing Canada, Inc. (“Sponsor”), and their spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren (“immediate family members”), and Sponsor’s affiliates, advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members) and all other companies associated with the Contest, and their respective agents, officers, and directors, and all individuals, including, but not limited to, consultants, independent contractors, so-called “temporary employees,” former employees and interns (and their immediate family members) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor are not eligible to enter or win the Contest. You may enter the Contest from March 31, 2022, 6 a.m. Central Time until 10 p.m Central Time on April 22nd, 2022 (the “Contest Period”) by completing the Canada Planting Poll survey, entering your email address and correctly answering a skill-testing question. You must complete the registration process in its entirety, including providing a valid email address. No entries will be accepted after the entry deadlines.  Entries may not be acknowledged. Incomplete surveys or invalid email addresses contained in the entry shall render the entry null and void. . Sponsor may be running a similar Contest at the same time as this Contest. By entering this Contest, you will not be eligible to receive any prize awarded in any other Contest unless you enter each Contest separately. Twenty-five (25) prizes will be awarded in this Promotion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Registrants. The contest prizes will consist of: One Amazon digital gift card, valued at $100USD per winner All prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable, and are not redeemable, exchangeable or substitutable for cash. All taxes and other expenses associated with a prize (unless otherwise stated herein) are each winner’s sole responsibility. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost shipment, or damage during shipment, prize quality, utility or otherwise. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT SPONSOR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Winners will be selected in a random contest on April 30th, 2022. Winners will be notified by email by April 31st. Sponsor or its designee will notify the potential winner by phone or email within 72 hours following the contest, and each potential winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity and Image Release. All selected winners are deemed potential winners pending verification of their eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Limit one prize per person/household. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest.   Entrants will be required, as a condition of winning a prize, to correctly answer, without assistance of any kind, the Sponsor’s time-limited, mathematical skill-testing question in accordance with the instructions provided in the Canada Planting Poll survey. Prizes are nonrefundable and nontransferable. The prizes may not be replaceable if lost, damaged or stolen. Sponsor is not required to (but may at its sole discretion) offer any substitutions, cash redemptions, or alternative to prizes awarded under this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event a prize is unavailable. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes. Winners are responsible for all taxes and fees associated with prize receipt and/or use. . The Sponsor is not a tax professional and will not provide tax advice. Any difference between the stated estimated value of a prize and its actual value will not be awarded. Winners agree to accept prize “as is.” All ownership of any ideas or designs submitted or generated therefrom shall be the property of Sponsor.  If for any reason Sponsor’s ownership is not recognized, by entering the Contest you hereby grant a perpetual, royalty-free global license to the ideas and designs submitted and any derivatives or improvements thereof created by Sponsor. We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these rules or cancel the Contest at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Contest should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Contest or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Contest. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; acting in violation of these rules; or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If your entry is false, incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules are void. The authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Contest at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of any potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prize by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable Canadian federal, provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws. This Contest shall be governed exclusively by the laws of the province of Alberta, including all issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Contest rules, rights and obligations between entrants and the Sponsor, and procedural provisions, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules. Any dispute shall be adjudicated by the courts sitting in Alberta". The Sponsor reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to amend or modify these Contest Rules, or modify, cancel or suspend this Contest, without prior notice for any reason whatsoever, including without limitation in the event that any cause beyond the reasonable control of the Sponsor corrupts, or threatens to corrupt, the security or proper administration of the Contest. If you win a  prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. Each winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that, by accepting the prize, we, along with our affiliates and agents, will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by our negligence. You agree that our decisions related to the Contest and all drawings are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in the Contest, we may use the winner’s name, image, or likeness in any manner and in any medium for our promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and we may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities. Any personal information supplied by any entrant to the Sponsor will be subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: https://www.fbn.com/privacy-policy Individuals may request the names of Winners by emailing a request by July 1, 2022 to:  crop-marketing@farmersbusinessnetwork.com To receive a copy of the Official Rules, email a request to the email address above with the subject line 2022 Canada Planting Poll Contest Rules Request. . FBN Crop Marketing Canada, Inc., Box 5607, 120 - 1st Street SW, Bay D High River, Alberta T1V 1M7 The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2022 Farmer’s Business Network Canada, Inc. All rights are reserved.


Mar 28, 2022

by FBN Network

What U.S. Farmers are planting is always a significant driver of agricultural markets. And with current global volatility, planting intentions for 2022 are likely to be more closely followed than usual.  provides one of the first major survey-based estimates of U.S. farmers’ planting intentions for the year. During March 2022, an electronic survey was distributed to U.S. members. The survey collected the respondent’s zip code as well as planted acreage for key crops for the year 2021 and what they intend to plant in 2022. Survey responses accounted for over 4.2 million acres covering 10 principal crops across 40 states. Any survey data that was incomplete or inconsistent was removed. There were several goals of the survey but most importantly, we want to deliver on the promise of putting farmers first. That means enriching all the survey responses with analytics and data science to return insights back to our Members, helping them make knowledgeable decisions that drive an ROI focused business. We remove all personal and operational related details from survey responses. And the resulting data is maintained as confidential and exclusive to . Farmer summary was bullish on the corn crop. It projects that U.S. corn acreage will be at 91.1 million acres, a 2.3 million acre decline from last year. North Dakota is expected to see the biggest dip in corn acres among states. If 's projection is accurate, this lower amount of corn production could further push corn prices higher.  "The potential loss of Ukraine as a major corn exporter opens the door for a record setting US corn export program," Chief Economist, Kevin McNew writes.  's report is neutral on soybeans, with acreage pegged at 89 million acres for 2022, up 1.8 million from the year before. Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, and North Dakota all are expected to see expanded soybean acres, while Minnesota should see a decline. Industry expectations are for 88.9 million of soybean acres to be planted, closely aligned with projections.  "Brazil crop losses will give US soy a competitive advantage for trade heading into the 2022 crop year, while new and expanded US soy crush facilities will help feed the renewable diesel demand curve and keep soy crush disappearance reaching new highs," the report notes. The report has a bullish outlook on spring wheat. Although spring wheat prices are high, fertilizer cost inflation and competing strong prices for barley, pulses, and soybeans likely will push farmers in the Northern Plains to cut back on spring wheat acres – with expecting a drop off of 200,000 acres, to 11.2 million projected in 2022. Given that industry analysts are projecting higher acreage (11.8 million), if 's report proves correct, that could help push wheat prices above recent highs. Get the free report If you'd like to read the full report, get your free copy today.


Mar 21, 2022

by FBN Network

Please read these rules before entering this Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. 2022 #FBNDelivers Photo Contest (the “ ”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all Contest eligibility requirements.  Eligibility If you are a current FBN member and a legal resident of Canada (excluding Quebec) or the United States, residing in the continental United States, and are the age of majority in the province/state/territory of residence  at the time of entry, you are eligible to enter the Contest. Employees of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc., Farmer’s Business Network Canada, Inc., FBN Inputs, LLC, FBN CM LLC, Yorkton Distributors (1976) Ltd., FBN BR LLC, or their affiliates (“ ”) and their spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren (“ ”), and Sponsor’s affiliates, advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members), and their respective agents, officers, and directors, and all individuals, including, but not limited to, consultants, independent contractors, so-called “temporary employees,” former employees and interns (and their immediate family members) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor are not eligible to enter or win the Contest.  By participating in this Contest, entrants acknowledge compliance with, and agree to be bound by, these Contest Rules. Entrants who do not comply with any of the Contest Rules are subject to disqualification by the Sponsor, in Sponsor’s sole discretion. How to enter You may enter the Contest from March 1st at 12:01 AM EST through March 31st at 11:59 PM EST (the “ ”) by submitting a photo of an FBN Delivery truck or FBN products that have been delivered to your farm by tagging us on Twitter or Instagram (@ FBNFarmers) and also using the hashtag #FBNDelivers on your post. You can submit as many valid entries as you like. No entries will be accepted after the entry deadline.  Any attempt or suspected attempt to use robotic, automatic, programmed or otherwise illicit means to enter the Contest, or any other methods not authorized by these Contest Rules, for example, but not limited to, creating multiple accounts, identities, or registrations, all in the Sponsor’s sole discretion, shall be deemed as tampering and may disqualify you from entering, participating and/or winning a prize. Entries that contain false or incomplete information are void. Entries that are late, lost, stolen, illegible, contain false information, are damaged, misdirected, mutilated, garbled or incomplete, altered or otherwise irregular or that do not conform with or satisfy any or all of the conditions of the Contest Rules are void. Entrants grant Sponsor a non-exclusive license to use all entries for any purpose. No correspondence will be entered into except with Selected Entrants. Proof of transmission (for example, screenshots or captures) does not constitute proof of entry or receipt of an entry. If you are submitting a photo, you must be the person who took the photo. You cannot submit a photo on someone else's behalf, or submit a photo that is not yours. Prizes The grand prize winner will be selected by the FBN team after the contest ends on March 31, 2022. They will receive a 30-minute Zoom call with Zach at a time that is coordinated with the FBN team.  Runner up prizes will include an FBN-branded Carhartt hoodie that will be awarded weekly to (1) photo submission that the FBN social media team selects. (Value: $75). A total of four hoodies will be awarded during the contest period. Prize drawings To be considered, your Photo(s)  (“entry”) must be received by 11:59PM EST on March 31st 2022. The FBN team will select one winning photo at its discretion from the batch of submissions. You need not be present to win.  Sponsor or its designee will notify each potential winner by social media direct message within 3 business days of the  end of Contest Period, and each potential winner will be required to execute a Winner’s Declaration and Release Agreement, send or show Sponsor a copy of a valid, government-issued form of identification, and consent to and satisfactorily pass a background check, if deemed necessary by Sponsor. As required under Canadian law, any selected winners who are legal residents of Canada must also pass a skill testing question (e.g. a three-part mathematical test) devised by Sponsor. All selected winners are deemed potential winners pending verification of their eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Limit one prize per person/household.  Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Contest Period. Restrictions Prizes are non refundable and non transferable. The prizes may not be replaceable if lost, damaged or stolen. Winner must be at least age of majority in the province/state/territory of residence (and send Sponsor a copy of) a valid, government-issued form of identification.  Sponsor is not required to (but may at its sole discretion) offer any substitutions, cash redemptions, or alternative to prizes awarded under this Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or lesser value in the event a prize is unavailable. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes.  The Sponsor is not a tax professional and does not provide tax advice. Any difference between the stated estimated value of a prize and its actual value will not be awarded. Winners agree to accept prize “as is.” We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these rules or cancel the Contest at any time, including changing or cancelling the locations and times for Contest entries at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Contest should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Contest or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Contest, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Contest; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Contest. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Contest or website; acting in violation of these rules; or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If your entry is incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. The authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Contest at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same e-mail account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned an e-mail address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning e-mail addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of any potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prize by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. . The Contest is void where prohibited by law and is subject to all applicable federal, state/provincial, territorial, municipal and local laws. The Contest is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of California, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in San Francisco, California. If the controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall then be resolved by final and binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., in accordance with its streamlined arbitration rules and procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in California. All proceedings brought pursuant to this section will be conducted in San Francisco, California. Entrant’s remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any entrant be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. Entrants agree that the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or entities associated with the Contest and/or any other party shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any demand for arbitration must be filed within one (1) year of the time the cause of action accrued, or the cause of action shall be forever barred. If you win a prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. Each winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) that, by accepting the prize, we, along with our affiliates and agents, will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Contest, even if caused or contributed to by our negligence. You agree that our decisions related to the Contest and all drawings are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in the Contest, we may use the winner’s name, image, or likeness in any manner and in any medium for our promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and we may be required to disclose the winner’s address to regulatory authorities.  Any personal information supplied by any entrant to the Sponsor will be subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: http://www.farmersbusinessnetwork.com/privacypolicy Winners' list and official rules Individuals may request the names of Winner by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope by April 1, 2022 to:  Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. 2021 388 El Camino Real San Carlos, CA 94070 To receive a copy of the Official Rules during the Contest Period, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the address above; Attn: 2021 Holiday Photo Contest . Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. 388 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070.  The Contest and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2022 Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. All rights are reserved.


Mar 17, 2022

by FBN Network

At , our Product Team is constantly thinking about our member’s experience and developing both large and small changes to make that experience better. This post is about the latter – a small change that will provide a big improvement to your overall experience. Over the last several years we’ve introduced numerous products, services and features – all focused on helping farmers manage an ROI positive business. But as we grew, navigating our mobile app to find and use those experiences was becoming less intuitive. So a change was made. To see the change, just look at the bottom right corner of the mobile app – it doesn’t matter if you use an iPhone or an Android phone. The icon with three stacked bars, sometimes called a hamburger menu, now does something entirely different than it did a month ago – they display all the options available to navigate the app. And its goal is to help you move around the different parts of the app a bit faster. This improvement is important to call out since it changes the way you’re able to move around the app. The bar at the bottom of the app is persistent and always offers four key destinations: Home Shop Market Community But there is a lot more to – Finance, Insurance, Analyze, Seed Finder, etc. And there are a lot more actions you may want to take – manage your notification preferences, manage your profile, see the status of premium programs or subscriptions you may be participating in. All of those options are now available by tapping on the Menu icon. Once you open the menu, it should work very much like other app and website menus you’re already familiar with. Just tap the product or feature you are interested in. In some cases, a sub-menu will be displayed so you can choose the exact product or feature you want to interact with. In the example above, if you tap on Market, it will open a sub-menu that gives you access to the different features in the Market experience.  Each time you pick up your phone to use the app, you have a specific objective in mind. While this change is small, the goal is simply to make it easier for you to be successful each and every time you use our app.


Feb 28, 2022

by FBN Network

Please read these rules before entering the Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (the “ ”). You agree that, by submitting an entry, you will be  bound by these Official Rules and you acknowledge that you satisfy all Raffle eligibility requirements.  . This Promotion is open to individuals who: (i) completed the Survey and provided their email addresses (“Registrant(s)”); (ii) are legal residents of the United States of America; and (iii) have reached the age of majority, at the time of their entering this Promotion, in the state where they reside. Employees of Farmers Business Network, Inc. (“ ”), and their spouses, domestic partners, parents, grandparents, siblings, children and grandchildren (“immediate family members”), and Sponsor’s affiliates, advisors or advertising/promotion agencies (and their immediate family members) and all other companies associated with the Raffle, and their respective agents, officers, and directors, and all individuals, including, but not limited to, consultants, independent contractors, so-called “temporary employees,” former employees and interns (and their immediate family members) who have, within the past six months, performed services for Sponsor are not eligible to enter or win the Raffle. You may enter the Raffle from February 28, 2022, 6 a.m. Central Time until 10 p.m Central Time on March 24, 2022 (the “Raffle Period”) by completing the U.S. Planting Poll survey and entering your email addresses. You must complete the registration process in its entirety, including providing a valid email address. No entries will be accepted after the entry deadlines.  Entries may not be acknowledged. Incomplete surveys or invalid email addresses contained in the entry shall render the entry null and void. . Sponsor may be running a similar Raffle at the same time as this Raffle. By entering this Raffle, you will not be eligible to receive any prize awarded in any other Raffle unless you enter each Raffle separately. Fifty (50) prizes will be awarded in this Promotion. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible Registrants. The Drawing prizes will consist of: One Amazon digital gift card, valued at $100 per winner All prizes are non-assignable and non-transferable, and are not redeemable, exchangeable or substitutable for cash. All taxes and other expenses associated with a prize (unless otherwise stated herein) are each winner’s sole responsibility. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Sponsor is not responsible for any lost shipment, or damage during shipment, prize quality, utility or otherwise. All prizes are awarded “AS IS” and WITHOUT SPONSOR WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, express or implied (including, without limitation, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose). Winners will be selected in a random drawing on March 27th, 2022. Winners will be notified by email by March 28th. Sponsor or its designee will notify the potential winner by phone or email within 72 hours following the drawing, and each potential winner will be required to execute an Affidavit of Eligibility, Publicity and Image Release. All selected winners are deemed potential winners pending verification of their eligibility and compliance with these Official Rules. Limit one prize per person/household. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received during the Raffle. Prizes are nonrefundable and nontransferable. The prizes may not be replaceable if lost, damaged or stolen. Sponsor is not required to (but may at its sole discretion) offer any substitutions, cash redemptions, or alternative to prizes awarded under this Raffle. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event a prize is unavailable. All prizes awarded are subject to the restrictions and limitations noted in these Official Rules, on the prizes and/or included with the prizes. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL TAXES AND FEES, INCLUDING INCOME TAX, SALES TAX, AND ANY OTHER EXPENSES ARISING OUT OF THE RECEIPT AND USE OF THE PRIZES, ARE SOLELY THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE WINNER. The Sponsor is not a tax professional and will not provide tax advice. Any difference between the stated estimated value of a prize and its actual value will not be awarded. Winners agree to accept prize “as is.” All ownership of any ideas or designs submitted or generated therefrom shall be the property of Sponsor.  If for any reason Sponsor’s ownership is not recognized, by entering the Raffle you hereby grant a perpetual, royalty-free global license to the ideas and designs submitted and any derivatives or improvements thereof created by Sponsor. We may, to the maximum extent permitted by applicable law and in our sole discretion, change these rules or cancel the Raffle at any time; or modify, terminate, or suspend the Raffle should viruses, worms, bugs, unauthorized human intervention, or other causes beyond our control corrupt or impair the administration, security, fairness, or proper play of the Raffle or submission of entries. We are not responsible for: (a) lost, incomplete, or unintelligible entries or for inaccurate entry information, whether caused by you or by any of the equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Raffle, or by any technical or human error that may occur in the processing of entries; (b) any printing or typographical errors in any materials associated with the Raffle; (c) any error in the operation or transmission, theft, destruction, unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries, or for technical, network, telephone, computer, hardware or software, malfunctions of any kind, or inaccurate transmission of, or failure to receive any entry information on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website; or (d) injury or damage to your or any other computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Raffle. We may, in our sole discretion, disqualify any individual found to be: tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Raffle or website; acting in violation of these rules; or acting in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner or with intent to annoy, abuse, threaten, or harass any other person. If your entry is incomplete or if you use robotic, automatic, programmed or similar entry methods, your entry will be void. The authorized subscriber of the e-mail account used to enter the Raffle at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the participant and must comply with these rules in the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account. The authorized account subscriber is the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider, or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domains associated with the submitted e-mail addresses. No greater than the number of prizes stated in these Official Rules will be awarded. If any technical errors occur in the selection of any potential prize winner or if more prizes are claimed than the number of prizes being awarded as provided in these Official Rules, we may award the prize by random drawing from among all eligible claimants. . The Raffle is governed by, and will be construed in accordance with, the laws of the United States and the State of California, and the forum and venue for any dispute shall be in San Francisco, California. If the controversy or claim is not otherwise resolved through direct discussions or mediation, it shall then be resolved by final and binding arbitration administered by Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc., in accordance with its streamlined arbitration rules and procedures or subsequent versions thereof (“JAMS Rules”). The JAMS Rules for selection of an arbitrator shall be followed, except that the arbitrator shall be experienced and licensed to practice law in California. All proceedings brought pursuant to this section will be conducted in San Francisco, California. Entrant’s remedy for any claim shall be limited to actual damages, and in no event shall any entrant be entitled to recover punitive, exemplary, consequential, or incidental damages, including attorney’s fees or other such related costs of bringing a claim, or to rescind this agreement or seek injunctive or any other equitable relief. Entrants agree that the rights and obligations of any entrant and/or entities associated with the Raffle and/or any other party shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action. Any demand for arbitration must be filed within one (1) year of the time the cause of action accrued, or the cause of action shall be forever barred. If you win a  prize, you may not transfer, assign, or redeem the prize for cash. Each winner agrees (for himself or herself and his or her heirs) \that, by accepting the prize, we, along with our affiliates and agents, will have no liability, and will be held harmless by the winner for any liability, loss, injury, or damage to property or person, including death, and reasonable attorney’s fees and court costs, due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by reason of the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize or participation in the Raffle, even if caused or contributed to by our negligence. You agree that our decisions related to the Raffle and all drawings are final. Each winner agrees that, by participating in the Raffle, we may use the winner’s name, image, or likeness in any manner and in any medium for our promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law, and we may be required to disclose the winner’s address to state regulatory authorities. Any personal information supplied by any entrant to the Sponsor will be subject to the Sponsor’s privacy policy located at: https://fbn.com/privacy-policy Individuals may request the names of Winners by emailing a request by June 1, 2022 to:  crop-marketing@farmersbusinessnetwork.com To receive a copy of the Official Rules, email a request to the email address above with the subject line 2022 Planting Poll Raffle Rules Request. . Farmers Business Network, Inc., 388 El Camino Real, San Carlos, CA 94070.  The Raffle and all accompanying materials are copyright © 2022 Farmers Business Network, Inc. All rights are reserved.