Wanted: Farmers (Who Want Better Grain Prices)

If you know any farmers looking for a job opportunity and ways to make more money, we might be able to help.

The job consists of growing corn, soybeans, wheat, pulse crops, and any other commodity under the sun. The hours are before dawn to after dusk. Our farmers work outside in the sun, plant, spray, and harvest crops, tend to their livestock, with the small chance there will be the luxury to take a  quick catnap in the cab.

They grow grains for the 99% of Americans who walk into grocery stores but don’t understand where food comes from. Our farmers are smart, humble, and they love a good pun.

But, I have to warn you what our farmers don’t do.

Our farmers don’t spend hours a day calling elevators trying to squeeze the last penny out of the buyers they’ve known forever.

Our farmers don’t spend hours a day reading dozens of pages on global grain prices and or try to time the market when selling any extra grain they have in storage.

Our farmers spend less time driving grain to elevators around them.

And our farmers do not have to worry about the credit of any buyers they do business with.

Our farmers spend more time out in the field and less time at the desk.

Some people like to be indoors on the phone or staring at screen 24/7 I guess. And if you do, then maybe what we’re offering isn’t for you.

It’s Time to Join FarmLead

Helping farmers save time, make more money, and make their farms more efficient is the reason that the team at FarmLead gets out of bed each morning.

FarmLead is North America’s Grain Marketplace. The online platform makes it easier to sell your grain in one place and remove many of the hassles that you face on a day-to-day basis for grain marketing.

With FarmLead, you don’t have to be on the phone calling around to elevators, digging through USDA basis reports, or digging through local cash bids.

You can post your grain and specifications to the marketplace in just minutes, be it on your phone or computer. Doing so gives you access to thousands of buyers across the platform in literally dozens of commodity categories.

All our buyers have been financially-vetted, meaning that you don’t have to play the role of credit analyst anymore. Or worry if you’ll be paid or not if you do deal with a buyer outside of your normal elevator network. One hundred percent of what’s been owed to farmers using FarmLead has been paid, and farmers walk away with an average of 5% to 6% more for their grain compared to other bids.

This means millions of dollars are going into farmers pockets that were not available from their local elevator bid.

But that’s just one of the many benefits that go into this solution to save time, increase your sales price, and get you back to doing what matters most to you.

No longer will you spend your day searching the limited number of places providing insight on the global markets. Each day, we offer – for free – two pieces of content that offer you all the insight you need on weather, grain prices, and what’s happening in your backyard.

You don’t need to be checking the market every minute of the day. You can set your price on basis and not expose yourself to wild fluctuations in the market.

You can even park your trucks.  With many of the deals on FarmLead, you don’t have to drive your grain 50 to 100 miles. Roughly 80% of the deals done on FarmLead are FOB or on-farm pick up.. (Of course, if you’re looking to make some extra money to transport your grain, that option is open to you as well.)

Best of all: You don’t have to pay a dime to post your grain for the more than 550 credit-approved buyers to see. These buyers include the biggest grain companies, ethanol plants, millers, exporters, and livestock farmers.

It’s free to get onto FarmLead post your grain for all of these buyers to see.

This is the only service for farmers to use and make more money before actually having to pay anything. There are no gimmicks, no hidden costs.

When you complete your sale, you’ll pay a small connection fee to FarmLead.

How much?

It is 1 cent per bushel. That’s significantly less than what you’d pay a cash grain broker or marketing consultant.

But that’s not all we do here at FarmLead.

  • Our GrainTests.com site helps farmers locate grain testing facilities all across North America and get their grain tested independently. These services are the same type of grain testing expertise used by grain buyers of all sizes but at a fraction of the price.
  • Our Price Discovery tool helps farmers determine the best time to sell your grain during the marketing year and gives you detailed insight into what you should expect to receive from your grain in your local markets. This is a free tool available on both the FarmLead.com website and the free FarmLead mobile app for iOS and Android.
  • And our new GrainCents service gives farmers explicit recommendations on when and why it is time to sell your grain for the best price possible. This is available in 12 different crop categories. You can have 24-hour access to cutting-edge research and analysis to understand better the global factors impacting your crop. To help understand when and why you should sell, you need to clear all the noise and understand what’s bullish and what’s bearish.

Of course, you likely have questions.

The FarmLead team is available to answer all of them at any time, via live chat on the website or our toll-free number, 1-855-332-7653.

Or you can learn more about us at FarmLead.com.

Again, we know farming isn’t easy. Get back to being a farmer, and spend less time working in the office.

If you think you can handle that, then we think you’re a fit at FarmLead.

You grow the grain.

We’ll help you manage the rest.

About the Author
Garrett Baldwin

Garrett Baldwin is a content strategist and editor at FarmLead. He covers the global grain markets and public policy issues related to the agricultural industry. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Economic Policy from The Johns Hopkins University, an MS in Agricultural Economics from Purdue University, and an MBA in Finance from Indiana University.

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