See What's New in FBN Direct for 2020

Brian Paff

Nov 06, 2019

As your harvest activities wrap up and you begin looking ahead to next year, we want 2020 to be your best season yet!

We’re excited to share our best season yet, too, with a bumper crop of new and improved offerings as you approach the 2020 growing season. Here are five key upgrades to the FBNDirectSM customer experience:

Farmer-friendly policies for swaps, exchanges and returns

If there’s one constant in farming, it’s that your plans can change. And when they do, we want to make it easier for your chemical plan to change, too.

That’s why we have updated our policies for pre-delivery product swaps and post-delivery product exchanges to allow for more products to be swapped or exchanged over a longer period of time. 

Ready to maximize your farm’s profit potential?

Product swaps (before pickup/delivery) may now occur for any in-stock products of equal or greater value up to two weeks prior to the earliest expected delivery, and product exchanges (after pickup/delivery) are now available for any in-stock products of equal or greater value up to 60 days following delivery. 

You also now have the ability to return products: Any products purchased from FBN Direct may be returned up to 60 days following delivery.* These policies give you more convenience and flexibility in doing business with FBN for your crop protection needs.

*Subject to FBN approval and an 8% restocking fee.

Bigger selection, better prices in the online store

This year, we are excited to offer the WILLOWOOD USA® line of crop protection products in our online store!

We have leveraged a strategic partnership with Generic Crop Science LLC to offer Willowood’s robust product lineup at attractive  prices and help you save on inputs. 

This partnership also means we can offer price guarantees on these products: If you purchase a Willowood product and its price later drops, we’ll credit you the price difference as a coupon for use on a future FBN Direct purchase in the 2020 crop year.

The Willowood line is joined by other new products such as the biostimulant Atarrus and fluids like Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF), hydraulic oil and more from BlueAg®

We’ve also added a larger slate of adjuvants to the online store, expanding our input product  inventory to more than 700 branded and generic products.

Make decisions with help from our team of agronomists

We’ve made buying cost-effective ag chemicals online a simple, streamlined process with FBNDirect. But we also want to make sure you’re confident about the decisions that go into building your chemical plan, including which products you select and how to use them.

With this in mind, we’ve added a team of certified agronomists to answer your chemical application-related questions. Our FBN Agronomy team does not work on commission, so you’ll receive independent, unbiased recommendations on what’s best for your farm!

To connect with one of our agronomists, please contact your assigned FBN representative or call us at (844) 200-FARM.

Direct-to-farm just got easier

We’re also introducing a new model to expand our reach and establish a more local presence in or near your community: FBN Direct Hubs. 

Throughout the season, we’ll be growing our network of FBN Direct Hub warehouse locations. Strategically placed across the U.S., these hubs are operated by FBN members and provide you with the convenience of buying local and the benefit of free pick-up.

New 0% financing windows and 0% Club terms

Last year, we offered you 0% input financing on some pre-season purchases. We also launched the 0% Club to allow members to pay zero interest on additional purchases made throughout the growing season.

We’ve made the timelines even more friendly for farmers this year by extending purchase and repayment deadlines to align better with your needs.

All input purchases made by January 17, 2020, qualify for 0% interest, with no minimum order size and no repayment due until January 1, 2021.*

Plus by purchasing more than $40,000 across at least two product lines by December 20, 2019 (or $70,000 by January 17, 2020), you can qualify for the 0% Club and enjoy zero interest on all purchases made through August 31, 2020. More details on our input financing are available here.

*Subject to credit approval. Terms and conditions apply. Available only where licensed.

Get your next growing season off to a strong start

Visit the FBN Direct online store now to start building your chemical plan for next season while taking advantage of these great new benefits and features.

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Brian Paff

Nov 06, 2019