FarmLead’s Newest Tool for Farmers – The Grain Unit Converter

“$205 per metric tonne for 20,000 bushels? What’s that price in bushels?”

“$8.25 per bushel for five truckloads? What’s this price in tonnes, and how many tonnes exactly?”

“25.5¢ per pound for 20,000 bushels? What’s that cost and quantity per tonne?”

Have you ever faced these or similar questions when trying to negotiate a deal? Are you guesstimating those final numbers while trying to do the math in your head?

For some people, these calculations might be a breeze.

But for many others, it’s great to know the precise quantity of your preferred unit versus what the other side of the trade has offered.

Convert Grain Units Faster Than Ever

To help our users improve their grain negotiation process, we’re re-introducing the FarmLead Grain Unit Converter, located at Anyone can go there to quickly calculates equivalent quantities of pounds, bushels, hundredweight, and metric tonnes so you can spend less time doing the math, and more time getting the best bid.

Be sure to bookmark it!

This is easy-to-use calculator will save you time, energy, and frustration when selling grain or buying grain.

Our conversation calculation provides users with the peace of mind and the instant knowledge of what the other side of your trade is talking.

Currency Conversion Made Easy

But it’s not just the conversion of bushels to tonnes.

This converter helps improve negotiations between the United States and Canada.

If you’re dealing with grain buyers who want to trade in a different currency than what you’re used to, you can toggle between the Canadian Dollar and US Dollar. To be as accurate as possible, we use the most recent currency rate available.

Here’s how it works.

If a grain buyer offers me $275 CAD per metric tonne for my 10,000 bushels of HRS wheat, what does this price mean?

You can quickly plug those numbers into

Results: The grain buyer is offering me $7.48 CAD per bushel for 10,000 bushels, or 272.2 metric tonnes of hard red spring wheat. Further, this hard red spring wheat price in US Dollars would be $5.97 USD per bushel or $219.23 per metric tonne.

Unit Conversion Online and Offline

But there’s one more benefit of that I want to discuss. We now offer an easy, helpful tool that you can take with you everywhere.

Our printable Unit Converter cheat sheet gives you the most applicable conversions while on the go. It will give you distinct grains with their unit conversions from pounds per bushel to bushels per tonne. Further, you’ll also have quick access to unit conversions in length, area, and volume.

For example, you won’t have to guesstimate how many liters out of that 2.5 US gallon chemical jug you’re supposed to use.

You can either:

  1. Print it off and post it the shop or your office.
  2. Save it as an image on your mobile phone

This new version of the FarmLead Grain Unit Converter is designed to offer our users a little more help while they’re out there working hard, day in and day out.

To learn a little more about how to properly use the Grain Unit Converter, please visit the Frequently Asked Questions page here.

P.S. When you’re posting some grain on the FarmLead Marketplace, a grain unit converter is built into the new offer page. When posting a new sell or buy offer, you can quickly toggle between different grain units and different currencies.

It doesn’t’ matter if you’re posting from the website or your FarmLead mobile app, you get the same functionality of the page.

To growth,

Brennan Turner
President | CEO
North America’s Grain Marketplace

About the Author
Brennan Turner

Brennan Turner is the CEO of, North America’s Grain Marketplace. He holds a degree in economics from Yale University and spent time on Wall Street in commodity trade and analysis before starting FarmLead. In 2017, Brennan was named to Fast Company’s List of Most Creative People in Business and, in 2018, a Henry Crown Fellow. He is originally from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan where his family started farming the land nearly 100 years ago (and still do to this day!). Brennan's unique grain markets analysis can be found in everything from small-town print newspapers to large media outlets such as Bloomberg and Reuters.

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