It’s hard to believe that it’s already December… I hope you had an awesome Thanksgiving. I know that harvest is likely over for most of you, or wrapping up real soon. If you are like me, you’ve probably already started thinking about bowl games, hunting, fishing, Christmas break, etc. With the exception of some field work, most guys that I’ve spoken to have pretty much put their operations into cruise control until next year.
Products Already Disappearing…
As I’m sure you are already aware, supply chain disruptions continue to be a very challenging issue for the crop protection industry and many of the predictions we made a few months ago about product shortages and massive price increases have became reality. Just in the past week we’ve had to pull 6 products from our store much earlier than expected. While I’m confident we will have additional supply available in the coming weeks for some of these products, the reality is that many growers are either (a) going to pay much more for these products than previous years, or (b) will be unable to get these products at all… (worst case scenario).
Navigating Supply Chain Issues in 2022
If you have time, I highly recommend attending a free webinar on December 7th hosted by our Chief Economist, Kevin McNew, w/ multiple leaders across FBN businesses that will answer questions about supply chain related challenges and opportunities farmers will be facing in 2022. If you would like to attend this free webinar, click here to RSVP online.
Do you have supply chain related question for leaders of FBN’s various businesses (Inputs, Finance, Insurance, Crop Marketing)? If so, ask them here and be sure to register now to learn about expected trends and actions you should be considering
Additional Information from The Cotton Club…
In case you missed these, I’ve shared a couple of recent updates on The Cotton Club blog related to the 2022 growing season.
- Crop Protection Product Updates & My Pre-Season Recommendations for Growers
- FBNs Cyber November Crop Protection Products & Pricing for 2022 Season… Glyphosate, Glufosinate, Clethodim, Metolachlor, Clomazone, Atrazine
- Thoughts on 2022 Herbicide & Crop Protection Shortages, Increased Demand & Higher Prices for Growers, and Expect More Supply Disruptions!
EPA Doesn’t Promise Dicamba Use in 2022…
I was just reading an article discussing the uncertainty as to whether or not we will have Dicamba for the 2022 season. Obviously, this is a controversial topic and I certainly don’t want to offer an opinion supporting either side of this debate –but I do question what a lot of growers will do if the Dicamba technologies are removed from our toolboxes this season? If you are looking for an alternative technology to try on some of your acres this season, I highly recommend checking out our Enlist E3® Soybeans.
Getting Ready for 2022 Season…
A couple of weeks ago I did a blog post w/ some recommendations for growers going into the Fy22 season. Hopefully, one of the biggest takeaways from that post was that growers need to get prepared for 2022 ASAP and start making decisions earlier than ever before. During this process, I hope that you will consider giving FBN an opportunity this season if you’ve never done business w/ us. Below, you will find some links to get your account setup and also apply for credit.
Most Requested Products…
The list below contains a few of the most requested products I’ve seen the past few weeks. Click on the links to check availability of these products in the FBN store. If you are going to need a specific product for the 2022 growing season that’s not on the list below, don’t hesitate to drop me a note or text: (501) 206-1664 and I’ll be more than happy to check availability and pricing for you!
- AgSaver Glyphosate 5.4lb
- 2,4-D LV6 Value Pick
- Willowood Paraquat 3SL
- Mesotrione 4 Value Pick
- Willowood Imazethapyr 2SL
- Willowood Propanil 4EC
- Willowood Thionil EC
- Willowood Thionil EC
- Willowood Imidacloprid 4SC
- Willowood Metribuzin 75DF
- Willowood Glufosinate
- Willowood Clethodim
Refinance w/ a Farmers FIrst® Lender…
The thing that sets FBN Finance apart from other lenders is that we put Farmers First® in everything we do. If you switch to FBN Finance our team will work with you to find the savings you need to manage your operation. Click here to connect w/ a load advisor today!
Recent News & Updates:
You may have noticed that we’ve had some really big announcements recently, here are a few of our most recent headlines:
- December 7th at 10am – RSVP to join FBN® Chief Economist Kevin McNew as he moderates a discussion on managing your business w/ disruptions caused by the global supply chain.
- POET to Adopt Farmers Business Network Digital Grain Sustainability Technology Across All 33 Bioprocessing Facilities
- FBN® Announces New Capital Raise of $300 Million From World Class Financial Partners
- FBN® Finance Launches Farmland Capital to Give Farmers a New Way to Finance Their Land
Thanks for your continued support…
This might be my last email blast of the year (unless we have breaking news or important alerts), so I wanted to close by thanking you for your continued support. While Farmers Business Network has seen tremendous growth globally the past few years, I’m most proud of our growth in the Mid-South. The relationships we’ve built working alongside each of you the past few years are special, and we look forward to many more seasons working together to power the prosperity of farm families around the world.
Lastly, I want to wish you and your family a happy holiday season!