Grain Hedging Just Got Easier — Meet FBN Index Plus, Your Grain Marketing Autopilot

Grain Marketing

No matter how much work you put into your crop, if your grain isn’t marketed well, it’s going to be tough to beat your budget. It takes a lot of vigilance and restraint to hit in that top portion of grain prices every season. That’s why FBN has developed a tool that can help automate your grain marketing process, and let you focus on getting the most out of the crop you planted.

Proven Marketing Strategy Made Easy

FBN Index Plus starts with an averaging approach, pricing a small portion of your bushels each day. Then, it layers on an enhancement that dynamically responds to changes in the market. When the price goes up, it automatically starts selling more; when prices drop, it slows down sales. 

Enroll your bushels and let the strategy run. No need for constant calls to the nearest buyers. No emotions causing you to second guess your decision.

FBN Index Plus Get Paid On Time

Independent and No Margin

You can set the basis at the delivery location of your choosing, at any point between March 15 and the December futures contract expiration. When you are ready to set the basis, you notify FBN, and we then establish the basis with that buyer.

All of this flexibility comes through a cash grain contract—meaning that you, the farmer, do not need to post any margin.

Strategy Powered by Data

Anyone can say their strategy works… but we back-tested ours, and it beat the corn market average 17 out of 20 years*.

Here’s the data from that testing:

Index Plus Strategy Powered by DataHere’s how FBN Index Plus works: 

  1. You allocate a number of bushels (minimum of 10,000 bushels for corn; minimum of 5,000 bushels for soybeans) into FBN Index Plus before March 1.
  2. Your futures will price in the Index between March 1 and October 31, 2019.
  3. As delivery approaches, you choose the physical delivery location and notify FBN.
  4. You deliver under the FBN name, and FBN pays you within 10 business days.
     

You can take advantage of this exciting new tool for about the same cost of a hedge-to-arrive (HTA) contract—$.06 per bushel for corn and $.09 per bushel for soybeans.

FBN Index Plus is based on decades of data, and separates emotion from execution at a similar cost of an HTA.

You can’t put a price on the peace of mind you’ll gain from working with a team who does the grain marketing heavy lifting for you.

 

FBN Index Plus is Your Grain Hedging Easy Button

Call us today at 1 (605) 215-5274


*Corn prices are based off the Dec. corn contract using a Mar. 1-Oct. 31 pricing period. Harvest is the Oct. average. Prices are based on daily close. Analysis is exclusive of fees.

**Soybean prices based off the Nov. soybeans contract using Mar. 1-Oct. 31 pricing period. Harvest is the Oct. average. Prices are based on daily close. Analysis is exclusive of fees.

FBN Crop Marketing is offered by FBN CM LLC and is only available where FBN CM LLC is licensed. Contact (605) 215-5274 for more information. We do not guarantee customers will receive specific benefits or value from participating in FBN Crop Marketing; results will vary. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. In addition to being an FBN Member, Additional Terms and Conditions apply to qualify for the FBN Index Plus offering.  We do not guarantee customers will receive specific benefits or value from participating in FBN Crop Marketing; results will vary.

 

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