Answering Your Questions About the FBN App for Danvers Growers

FBN Network

Aug. 19, 2022

We’re excited to welcome new members joining FBN® from our recent partnership with Danvers Farmers Elevator (DFE). Through our partnership, we’ve created an app experience that will allow you to view local DFE bids, use basis data in charts, set pricing alerts, and even submit offers directly to DFE.

We’ve built a streamlined sign-up process for Danver’s customers which will connect your Danvers account to FBN and enable you to directly send them offers. Get the app at - fbn.com/DFE

Below are some FAQs we’ve put together that may help answer some questions you probably have right now, as well as some you may have as you begin to use the app.

General FAQs

  • Do I need to create an FBN Account to view DFE bids in the app?

  • What is the hassle-free signup process for DFE growers?

  • Can DFE access the data I add to my FBN account?

  • Who can I talk to if I have questions?

  • What is the value of becoming an FBN Member?

  • How does FBN use my data?

App FAQs

  • Where do I go to see DFE bids?

  • How can I favorite my preferred delivery locations?

  • How can I set a Price Alert?

  • Where can I find Basis Charts?

  • How do I submit an offer to DFE?

  • Where can I find DFEs response to my offers?

  • Do I have access to Market Intel?


General FAQs

Do I need to create an FBN account to view DFE bids in the app?

You do not need to be a member to view bids at - dfefarmpartners.gradable.com. But to submit offers to DFE and use other features in the FBN app, you will need to be an FBN member. FBN membership is free, and you can easily sign up for it as you download the FBN app in the hassle-free app signup process, exclusively for DFE growers at - fbn.com/DFE

What is the hassle-free signup process for DFE Growers?

  • Go to the FBN App for DFE landing page and follow the prompts. This is a special process only available for DFE growers. So please follow these three steps to successfully connect with DFE in the FBN app.

  • Enter the mobile phone number used for your DFE account and you’ll be sent a text message with a special link. This link is crucial for initiating a step-by-step FBN account setup.

  • Click the link in the text you’ll receive and install the FBN app.

  • When you first open the app, you’ll see a special page for DFE customers. Click “Connect with DFE” and that will initiate the connection of DFE locations  to your FBN account.

Can DFE access the data I add to my FBN account?

No. FBN does not and will not share data you add to your account with third parties, including DFE. DFE can only see the offers you submit directly to the DFE merchandising team. In that case, your Merchandiser would see the offer you submitted.

Who can I talk to if I have questions?

Feel free to reach out to either FBN or DFE with any questions you may have. If you have questions about the app or need help getting started, reach out to FBNs Success Team for DFE Growers.

If your questions are specific to DFE or your DFE account, please reach out to:

What is the value of becoming an FBN Member?

The FBN Network was launched in 2014 by a handful of farmers as an independent, unbiased and objective farmer-driven information source. By providing  data to FBN, farmers gain access to the FBN Network, an anonymized and aggregated data analytics platform that enables farmers to make better decisions on their farms.

Today, FBN is a continually growing network of over 43,000 farmers using 100% anonymous data-sharing & unbiased benchmarking to gain valuable and trustworthy insights on virtually all aspects of their farm operations including, optimal farm practices, seed performance, inputs pricing and commodity markets. The FBN Network also provides business specific tools that allow farmers to put their own data to use in managing their business operations.

How does FBN use my data?

FBN uses your data for the following purposes which are required to provide you with the benefits of the FBN Network, including but not limited to:

  • Creating your FBN account

  • Providing you with FBN Network features, such as access to the Crop Marketing platform where you can view bids and submit offers to DFE, view your contracts & scale tickets, eSign contracts, have daily access to market intelligence reports, and manage your production data while viewing additional at-a-glance details like target breakeven and percent contracted & available.

  • Providing operational and technical support, including improving or enhancing our products and services to you

  • Communicating with you, such as sending you electronic notifications regarding your grain bid and offers, and for marketing purposes such as offering products and services to you in accordance with applicable law.

  • Conducting research and analytics that help our FBN Members make better decisions on their farms

  • Complying with our legal and regulatory requirements

  • Protecting the rights, property, safety or security of the FBN Network, our FBN Members, employees or others and prevent fraud or illegal activity

  • Enforcing or applying our Terms of Service.


App FAQs

Where can I go to see DFE bids?

Tap on the Market icon at the bottom of the app, and then tap on Bids at the top of the Market screen. Bids will open and will automatically display elevators near you, including your nearest DFE facilities. Go to Bids

How can I favorite my preferred delivery locations?

In Bids, simply tap the star next to the location you want to favorite. Once you have selected a favorite the star will become solid blue. You can also remove the favorite at any time by tapping on the star again.

The favorites feature allows you to indicate your most preferred delivery locations and automatically bring those facilities to top of your list of bids. 

To get more detail on your favorites you can press on the Favorites tab, directly right of Cash Bids. By clicking this tab it will bring you to a view with only your favorited locations.

In this view you have the advantage of seeing a certain locations bids over a 6 month period. The delivery period can be adjusted in the dropdown directly underneath the Favorites tab. 

An additional feature in the favorites tab are basis charts for specific locations. By clicking on the delivery a new screen will appear with a basis chart. 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. Go to Bids

How can I set a Price Alert?

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. Go to Bids

Where can I find Basis Charts? 

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. A new screen will appear with an interactive basis chart. You are able to toggle throughout the graph to see past data and trends. Go to Bids

How do I submit an offer to DFE?

On the Bids screen, tap Make offer and set your offer price and quantity you'll deliver. And then receive a response from the DFE Merchandising team. Go to Bids

Where can I find DFEs response to my offers?

After you open the app, simply tap on the Market icon at the bottom of the app, and then tap My Sales at the top of the Market screen.  Select Offers in the dropdown to see all of your Pending, Working, Filled, and Canceled offers. Go to My Sales

Do I have access to Market Intel?

Yes you do. To access Market Intel, go to the Market menu and tap Market Intel. Also, send us an email at crop-marketing@farmersbusinessnetwork.com  to request the daily Market Intel email. Go to Market Intel


Disclaimer: Please note that FBN merely serves to facilitate your communication with third party grain buyers and not as your agent or a party to any contract you enter into with any grain buyer. FBN has no control over, or liability for, the delivery, quality, prices, payment, legality or any other aspect of any grain transaction between you and a third party grain buyer. Neither FBN or any of its affiliates are responsible for ensuring that any third party grain buyer you transact with will complete the transaction or is authorized to do so. If you experience a problem with any goods or services purchased from, or sold to, a third party grain buyer using the FBN website or mobile application, or if you have a dispute with such a third party grain buyer, you should resolve the dispute directly with that third party grain buyer. 

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