Does the Size of Your Farm Impact the Price You Pay for Ag Chemicals?

Brian Paff

Mar 06, 2020

For the past five years, we’ve used product invoices contributed anonymously by FBN members to publish our data-driven Ag Chemical Price Transparency Report

The analysis within this report reveals how farmers are paying drastically different prices for the same products—often within the same region

What role does the size of your operation play?

There are a variety of factors that can influence prices, of course. But have you ever wondered how the size of your operation influences the price you’ll pay for your chemicals? 

Based on our analysis, it seems pretty clear that the number of acres you farm does impact how much your crop protection products cost. Take a closer look at our analysis of invoices contributed for Roundup PowerMAX®, organized by operation size:

Farmers working fewer than 1,000 acres paid $2.60 per gallon more for the herbicide than farmers covering more than 6,000 acres. 

You know all too well how tight margins are in today’s farm economy. And the price you pay for your crop protection needs is ultimately going to impact your bottom line.

Smaller operations already feel the burn of spreading high fixed costs, like equipment, over fewer acres. Paying just a few dollars more per gallon for a pesticide can create serious hardships for your operation.

Price transparency can provide you with more buying power

Whether you farm 500 acres or 5,000, you deserve a fair deal when shopping for ag chemicals. But all too often the number of acres you farm determines the leverage you have with retailers, suppliers and others in the marketplace. 

At Farmers Business Network℠, we’re working together to put power back into your hands. Download a free copy of our Ag Chemical Price Transparency Report to learn more and see how transparent pricing can level the playing field for farmers like you.

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Brian Paff

Mar 06, 2020