Three Myths About Buying Ag Chemicals in the Winter

We’ve identified plenty of reasons to buy ag chemicals now, but you may still feel a bit unsure about making most input decisions prior to spring. You’ve completed another long and challenging crop year and have entered the busyness of the holiday season, so it’s no surprise you’re feeling this way. 

But you might be missing out on significant savings and the chance to start building your management strategy before the new year begins.

Three myths about buying inputs now—and why you should ignore them

Let’s take a moment to unpack three myths we’ve heard and how you can take advantage of buying inputs online before the year’s end to maximize your profit potential next year.

1. It’s better to wait until next season to evaluate your needs

You’ll need to respond to some unexpected pest pressure in-season, for sure, but you also probably know which ag chemicals will definitely be part of your strategy. Rather than putting off buying those inputs, you can lock in year-end pricing now and position yourself to manage insects, weeds and disease heading into the next crop year.

Using FBN Savings Finder, you can create a report of products you’ve purchased in the past and we’ll show you how much you can save this year buying alternative products with the same active ingredient through FBN Direct℠

2. You need cash flow before buying inputs

Particularly on the heels of a challenging crop season and delayed harvest activities in many regions, you may be facing a capital shortfall right now. But that doesn’t mean you can’t buy inputs before the end of the year.

We offer competitive rates for input purchases through FBN Direct℠. Once approved for financing, you can take advantage of year-end pricing on ag chemicals to support your bottom line. Plus it’s not too late for you to join our 0% Club with a qualifying purchase and buy inputs interest-free all season long

And if you do have the cash flow you need right now, we’re offering a 4% discount on cash purchases on FBN Direct now through December 31, 2019.

3. It’s too hard to store chemicals over the winter months

With a little bit of research, you can determine which chemistries require temperature control and learn about other storage precautions. Our online store gives you access to use-specific label information and support from our FBN Agronomy team—simply call or text 605-223-4224—to help you with any questions about storage or application when buying inputs.

Plus, with FBN Direct you can make your input purchases now and schedule delivery or pick-up from one of our hubs when you need them in the spring.

Buy your inputs now with FBN Direct

Don’t wait until spring to take care of your input needs for next season. You can buy seed, crop protection, fertilizers, adjuvants and biostimulants online through FBN Direct now and start getting ready for the next crop year before 2020 even begins.

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