See Why More and More Farmers Are Buying Inputs Online

Brian Paff

Jan 17, 2020

You can purchase just about anything online these days, and the ag industry is moving that direction, too. At Farmers Business Network℠, we’ve been able to harness the power of a network to make farming better for farmers by creating an online platform where you can browse thousands of products and identify savings for your operation.

Buying inputs online can be a game-changer for farmers like you

Here are four ways shopping online can put power back into your hands, deliver convenience and help you save money when you buy inputs.

1. See if you’re paying a fair price.

We’ve long advocated for increased ag chemical price transparency within the industry. When you shop for inputs through FBN Direct℠, you can check farmer-reported prices for most commonly purchased products in our online store. This helps you see what others are paying for the products you need and whether or not you’re getting a fair deal.

2. Find the product you need when you need it.

No more driving around looking for the right chemistries for your crop protection needs. There are thousands of products available for sale on FBN Direct, and our growing network of distribution hubs means you’ve got quick, convenient and cost-effective access to the ag chemicals you need without having to leave your operation.

3. Compare products quickly and easily.

You might already know this, but you can achieve some serious savings buying generic chemical products with the same active ingredient. But alternative options may not be immediately obvious or even available at your local retailer. Shopping online with our FBN Savings Finder tool allows you to seamlessly compare products, find alternatives and calculate your savings. 

4. Access independent, unbiased insights.

When you’re using a familiar product, chances are you won’t need to ask too many questions. But what if you’re experimenting with new chemistries or responding to new pressure in your fields? You need to feel peace of mind that you’re making the right decision.

Buying inputs online through FBN Direct gives you access to our experienced agronomy team who are not commissioned to sell products and are committed to putting Farmers First®. Put simply, you’re getting independent, unbiased insights to help you maximize profit potential on your operation.

There’s a better way to buy ag chemicals

Our Ag Chemical Buying Guide can show you how. By purchasing your inputs online, choosing generic equivalents over branded products and finding ways to optimize your chemistries, you can put together a management strategy that will protect your crops and help you maximize your profit potential next season. 

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Brian Paff

Jan 17, 2020