Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your most frequently asked questions!


20 Jan 2023

FBN is a continually growing network of tens of thousands of farmers using 100% anonymous data-sharing and unbiased benchmarking to generate valuable and trustworthy insights on virtually all aspects of farm operations including optimal farm practices, seed performance, inputs pricing and commodity markets. Some ways members benefit from the network include: Crop Marketing & Operation Management Business specific tools that allow farmers to put their own data to use in managing their business operations. Farm Specific Loans & Financing Ability to apply for financing on desktop or mobile device Easily monitor application statuses


20 Jan 2023

When you choose to connect the account you have with your Buyer(s) to FBN , that will add your operation’s legal details – such as enterprise name & mailing address – to FBN . Additionally, sales data will be added to your FBN account which may include the specific details included in your contracts, scale tickets & settlements with the Buyer. Depending on the specific buyer, the sales data sent to FBN will vary and may be only a year, up to 10 years.


20 Jan 2023

Yes. If you would like to view the sales data through the FBN App, you’ll need to follow the steps in the article " How do I access my sales data in the FBN app? " to get started. FBN membership is free , and you are not obligated to buy anything from FBN or contribute any other data.


Crop Marketing Buyer Partner

How do I access my sales data in the FBN app?

20 Jan 2023

If your buyer is listed as a platform partner (see “ Is my grain buyer an FBN partner? ”), click on the link in that question to visit their specific connection page and follow the prompts. This is a special buyer account connection process, and is specific to the buyer listed, so please follow these three steps to connect the sales data from your buyer to the FBN app: Enter the mobile phone number your grain buyer uses to identify your account, and you’ll be sent a text message with a unique link. Note the process is different from the general member sign up process, so please make sure to use the link provided.  Click the link in the text you received and install the FBN app. When you first open the app, you’ll see a page with your buyer’s business logo. Click “Connect with [your buyer’s name]” and that will initiate updating your FBN account to include your sales data.


20 Jan 2023

You’ll need to make sure your account is integrated with the Grain Buyer & that you have a FBN account first. If your buyer is listed as a platform partner (see “ Is my grain buyer a FBN partner? ”), tap/click on their name to start the process of connecting your customer account with your grain buyer with FBN . After clicking the link, add your mobile number and follow the prompts. This process is required to connect your two accounts, so please follow these three steps to successfully connect and have the ability to submit offers. Enter the mobile phone number your grain buyer uses to identify your account, and you’ll be sent a text message with a unique link. Note the process is different from the general member sign up process, so please make sure to use the link provided. Click the link in the text you received and install the FBN app. When you first open the app, you’ll see a page with your buyer’s business logo. Click “Connect with [your buyer’s name]” and that will initiate updating your FBN account to include your sales data. Once your accounts are connected, you can click on the “Make an Offer” button on your buyer’s bids page in the FBN App or on their Gradable web page.


Crop Marketing Bids

Where can I go to see bids?

20 Jan 2023

Tap on the Market icon at the bottom of the app, and then tap on Bids at the top of the Market screen. If you have synced your account with an FBN partner this will automatically default to your Favorites , which will include the bids to your synced locations. If your account has Favorite locations set up, you will also find an expedited view of your favorites in the middle of your Market Home screen. This view highlights the nearby prices of your two closest geographically favorited locations. You can expand this to a full view of your favorites by clicking “View Favorites Bids”.


20 Jan 2023

Adding additional favorites can be done by first clicking CASH BIDS to the left of FAVORITES . Once in CASH BIDS , enter your desired location in the “ Search for a buyer ” box. Below, your desired location will populate. At this point, simply tap on the star next the bid. Once you have selected a favorite, the star will become solid blue. At this point, the location will be added to your favorites list, which you can get back to by clicking on the FAVORITES tab to the right of CASH BIDS. You can also remove the favorite at any time by clicking on the star again. The Favorites feature allows you to indicate your preferred delivery locations and automatically view them separately. To get more detail on your favorites, press on the Favorites tab, directly right of Cash Bids which will then bring you to a view of only your favorited locations.


Crop Marketing Bids

How can I set a Price Alert?

20 Jan 2023

From the Bids screen, tap on the Set Price Alert button. After tapping, a new screen will appear allowing you to customize the alert to meet your expectations. You can choose from cash, basis, or futures pricing. As well as the target price and alert frequency.


Crop Marketing Bids

Where can I find basis charts?

20 Jan 2023

Basis charts are an additional feature located in the Favorites tab of Bids. To find the basis charts/mapping tool, tap on the Market icon at the bottom of the app, and then tap on Bids at the top of the Market screen. On the Bids screen switch from CASH BIDS to FAVORITES . Then, select a location and tap on a delivery period. The graph displays three different data sets over the past 12 months: the locations' basis history, the regional average and the five year average. You can get out of this view by clicking the X in the top right corner.


Crop Marketing My Sales: Contracts

Where can I see my contracts?

20 Jan 2023

Tap on the Market icon at the bottom of the app, and then tap on My Sales at the top of the Market screen. My Sales will open and you will just need to make certain the dropdown menu is displaying Contracts to both view all contracts you manually uploaded and the imported contracts from your grain buyer(s) who are FBN Commercial Partners.