Profitability


May 23, 2024

by FBN Network

Farming is an unpredictable business, and farmers are no strangers to the ups and downs of the market. While it's important to enjoy the good times, it's equally important to plan ahead in preparation for the potential bad times at your ag operation. Here are some recommended strategies to help proa


Could you be overpaying on ag equipment purchases? Learn the five questions that can help you get a better deal on your next machine purchase below. Ag Equipment Is Getting More Advanced …and More Expensive Today’s ag equipment is becoming increasingly innovative. From solar-powered scarecrows that


Investing in farmland can often help you scale your ag operation. To reduce overhead expenses, though, it’s advantageous to lock in a low mortgage interest rate. In this post, we’ll discuss everything from how interest rates impact farm mortgage payments to whether now is the right time for farmers


Apr 01, 2024

by FBN Network

One of the main challenges farmers face is securing farmland. However, there are financial products and resources that can help make purchasing farmland more accessible for farmers who are just starting out. In this post, we’ll cover: Renting vs. Buying Farmland: Pros and Cons, , Farm Land As a Futu


Mar 29, 2024

by Rebecca Willison

Yesterday, the USDA released the 2024 Prospective Plantings report with key findings that U.S. farmers will plant less corn and more soybeans this year. For the past four years, FBN has been surveying members throughout the month of March to estimate acreage for key crops prior to the USDA report. T


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New FBN® Report: 2024 Planting Intentions

Mar 28, 2024

by FBN Network

FBN released its annual 2024 Planting Intentions Report exclusively to participating FBN members yesterday and is now making it publicly available to all members and growers across the United States. Click here to access the free report. To develop this survey-based report, the FBN Data Science team


At FBN®, we value all farmers and are working to make the agriculture sector more equitable. Through our 55,000+ member strong platform, we are making gains in democratizing information for all farmers so that family farms can become economically viable. Let’s take a look at some fascinating facts a


Mar 28, 2024

by FBN Network

Terrain comparisons to the county can help farmers decide whether to purchase a new parcel of farmland by providing valuable insights into the land's topography and water drainage patterns. This information is crucial for assessing the land's suitability for agricultural operations. When interpretin


Mar 27, 2024

by FBN Network

Comparable sales can be a valuable tool for farmers when deciding whether or not to purchase an appealing farmland parcel. Download the free guide Before You Buy: 4 Farmland Factors to Consider from FBN® Finance to learn more about how to use comparable sales data when determining whether to make a


Mar 26, 2024

by FBN Network

Cropping history information can be valuable for a farmer who is deciding whether to purchase farmland available for sale. Learn more about why farmers deciding on a land purchase should assess cropping history before making a final decision in the free guide Before You Buy: 4 Farmland Factors to Co