Feb 28, 2024

by FBN Network

Launched in 2022 as part of FBN®’s mission to create a future of farming that puts Farmers First®, the Regenerative Agriculture Finance Operating Line program from FBN Finance quickly became the fastest-selling financial product in FBN history. The Regenerative Agriculture Finance Operating Line pro

Feb 27, 2024

by FBN Network

Farm equipment can be highly specialized and designed to meet specific needs, so finding the right machinery may unlock your farm’s full potential by allowing it to perform more efficiently and become more automated. When it’s time to look for equipment, where do you turn? Luckily, several options a

Feb 23, 2024

by Kathy Bogardus

Having the right equipment makes a huge impact on your operation, but getting that machinery often represents a significant cost in your budget. When it’s time to consider financing options, you may want to weigh the options of buying vs. leasing equipment. Buying Farm Equipment You may want to purc

Feb 13, 2024

by FBN Network

Amid farmers’ efforts to protect against pests in order to maximize yield, they are faced with a choice: hire a custom applicator or purchase their own spraying equipment. The decision to hire a custom applicator or buy spraying equipment depends on various factors such as farm size, spraying freque

Jan 31, 2024

by Kathy Bogardus

Meeting for the first time this year on January 30–31, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) announced interest rates will remain steady at this time. Investors believe rates will likely not decline until at least April. With this latest announcement, the Fed extends the rate pause. Since July 20

Jan 26, 2024

by FBN Network

Equipment is likely one of your largest farm assets and plays a critical role in maximizing your operation’s profitability potential. But when equipment isn’t performing as it should, you’re faced with a tough decision: repair or replace? Every situation is different, so it’s important to evaluate t

Jan 22, 2024

by FBN Network

Purchasing equipment can be prohibitively expensive and capital-intensive, especially in a market where used equipment is in high demand. Equipment loans can help farmers buy the equipment they need to improve efficiency in their operations — without putting a strain on current budget or cash flow —

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How to Build a Farm Budget

Jan 12, 2024

by FBN Network

Every day, farm managers face critical decisions that affect their operation’s financial situation. Selling crops, buying equipment, adopting a new production practice, and purchasing inputs are just a few examples of choices influencing profitability at the year's end. A farm budget can help farmer