Farm Finance: Holistic Risk Management [Video]

FBN Network

Dec 19, 2022

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This panel was originally presented live at Farmer2FarmerVI in Omaha, NE.

In this educational presentation from Farmer2FarmerVI, FBN® team members walk viewers through core risks of crop marketing, the positive impact of early planning, how to optimize annual insurance decisions, and how to take a systematic approach to their crop marketing efforts. 

Featured Speakers: 

  • Cody Bills: Director, U.S. Market Advisory & Brokerage at FBN 

  • TJ Wilson: Director, Finance Sales at FBN

  • Eric Sorensen: Director, FBN Crop Insurance 

  • Josh McClure: Senior Risk Management Advisor, FBN

Top Financial Considerations

Plan for 2023 Crop Year
  • Create a budget/breakeven analysis

  • Plan early

Renew Operating Lines
  • Be proactive

  • Right size your line of credit

  • Look at rates and terms

  • Fixed vs. variable

  • Revolving vs. not 

Input Supply
  • Be proactive

  • Lock in early

  • Take possession if you can

Capital and Risk Management
  • Review your working capital position; cash is king

  • Know your working capital needs for the remainder of the year and into spring

  • Know your cost of production

  • Evaluate risk management

  • Determine how you will protect your investment

Crop Insurance Considerations

  • How many opportunities do you have to make a decision on crop insurance each year?

  • How do you make that decision?

  • Are you focusing on farm profitability vs. cost? 

  • Are you utilizing crop insurance as a marketing tool? 

Choose the Right Tools

  • Insurance Products

  • Futures & Options

  • Fixed Price Contract

  • Futures First Contract

  • Basis Contract

  • OTC Contracts

Watch More Farmer2FarmerVI ‘Farm Finance University’ Sessions

  1. Financial Risk Management Strategies for 2023

  2. State of Farmland: Valuation Trends 

  3. Farmland Capital: Farmers Investing in Farmers 

  4. Putting Farmers First®: FBN® Finance & Insurance Programs 

Ready to learn more about finance and insurance programs from FBN? Complete the form at the bottom of this page to connect directly with a member of our team. 

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FBN Network

Dec 19, 2022

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