FBNSM members gain access to national, anonymized pricing analytics when they contribute input pricing data. We call this system, FBN Price Transparency.
Farmers anonymously contribute pricing information by submitting images of invoices or quotes they have received from suppliers. Farmers must submit prices on a minimum of three products in order to get access to FBN Price Transparency.
There are two ways to contribute chemical invoices:
1) Log into your FBN account and navigate to the "My Data" tab. Upload a scanned file or camera phone photo directly in your account.
2) If you already have an invoice sitting in your email inbox, you can also simply forward them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What happens after you anonymously upload input invoices?
After you upload (or email) your invoices to your FBN account, our data processing team will add them to your account.
When they finish processing, you'll receive an email letting you know that FBN Price Transparency has been unlocked. With access to FBN Price Transparency, you will be able to see how the prices you pay compare to the national average paid by other farmers in the network! FBN members have saves tens of thousands by using this information to better negotiate with their current input suppliers.
Note - FBN Price Transparency currently works for chemicals (herbicides, fungicides, insecticides, adjuvants) as well as seeds and a select amount of fertilizers.