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Bushel launches grain contract automation feature

Grain buyers can improve origination and relationships by making it easier for farmers to market their grain, manage their farms.

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Courtesy of Bushel

Bushel announces an innovative new feature for Bushel Farm: automated grain contract entry.

Bushel Farm management software (FMS) is designed to now offer automated grain contract entry, a functionality that benefits both farmers and grain buyers. This will be available for farmers doing business with more than 2,600 grain facilities on the Bushel platform. 

“On my family’s farm, I’ve seen the need to create and maintain a near real-time grain marketing plan to get a clearer picture of what decisions drive the most profits on the farm,” Bushel president Ryan Raguse said. “The more we can automate that process, the better.”

Benefits to grain businesses

  • Improved grain origination: Well-informed farmers who know their cost of production, marketing position and farm profitability are more likely to feel confident forward contracting grain and submitting firm offers.
  • Strengthened farmer relationships: Farmers using Bushel Farm are more likely to do business with buyers in the Bushel Network because the connection to automate grain contracts simplifies their workflows and makes it easier to generate meaningful insights.

Transparency equals trust

"When we enable farmers to easily access and track their grain contracts using Bushel Farm, it fosters transparency, trust, and mutual success,” Mike Hainline, grain merchandiser at AGRIServices of Brunswick, said. “The seamless integration of these tools reduces paperwork, enhances communication, and enables faster decision-making. As a result, we can allocate resources efficiently, boost productivity, and achieve sustainable growth benefiting both our agribusiness and our valued farmers.”

Agribusiness customers say transparency builds trust, said Bushel CEO Jake Joraanstad.

"Improving farmers' access to their contract information is a win-win for both agribusinesses and farmers,” said Joraanstad. “The powerful contract automation feature of Bushel Farm wouldn't be possible without the digital infrastructure we've built to digitize, permission and accelerate the flow of information throughout the agriculture supply chain. The efficiencies and transparencies created will create win-wins for both farmers and agribusinesses.”

How to connect

If a farmer does not have a Bushel Farm subscription, a 30-day free trial of any of Bushel Farm’s three plans is available for new users, and all plans include the ability to automate contract entry from buyers in the Bushel Network.

Existing subscribers can connect to their accounts with grain buyers in the Bushel Network using a “Connect” button in the Contracts or Marketing feature of Bushel Farm. Bushel Farm has permission-based controls within the software, and data is shared from the grain buyer to the farmer through permissioned access. 

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