News2018-08-27T19:44:27+00:00

A Q&A about today’s grain marketing myths, mistakes, and moving forward

October 23rd, 2018|

A Q&A about today’s grain marketing myths, mistakes, and moving forward At CXN360, we are very proud to have team members with diverse experience.  We have Customer Experience Reps who have experience in buying grain in Western Canada and they’re full of good advice and [...]

Do fertilizer and grain prices make you feel like Chicken Little?

October 5th, 2018|

Do fertilizer and grain prices make you feel like Chicken Little? While sipping a coffee and reading some weekly publications last week, I reluctantly came to the conclusion that fertilizer and grain prices are going to take us on a wild ride in 2019.  I [...]

Why are farm shows dominated by agronomy and iron? No seriously – I’m asking.

September 24th, 2018|

Why are farm shows dominated by agronomy and iron?  No seriously – I’m asking. It doesn’t matter much if you’re in Canada or the US, farm trade shows are one of the best ways for businesses in our industry to get the message out.  It’s [...]

We’re streamlining how growers receive offers on CXN360

September 7th, 2018|

We're streamlining how growers receive offers on CXN360 We are continually looking for ways to improve the CXN360 experience for both growers and buyers, and we're excited to announce that we're making improvements to the way growers will receive grain offers via text message. Growers will now receive a [...]

Keeping grain sampling simple. What I’ve learned along the way

August 30th, 2018|

Keeping grain sampling simple. What I've learned along the way Grain sampling is one of those best practices at harvest that we sometimes take for granted.  It doesn’t take much to do it well, but we need to be consistent and thorough.  And once you [...]

How to translate your summer field tour terminology into grain marketing best-practices

August 15th, 2018|

How to translate your summer field tour terminology into grain marketing best-practices I recently published a blog that highlighted the value of sharing more than just agronomic best practices and insight during summer field tours.  I also commended FarmLink for their efforts to refresh the [...]

A grain marketing field tour? Sign me up!

August 1st, 2018|

A grain marketing field tour?  Sign me up! The summer season is a time for spraying, holidays, and even some learning opportunities.  There are always field tours to give you information about the effect of different nutrients, fungicides, herbicides, and seed genetics.  It’s exciting.  But [...]

Do you know your farm labour costs? You might need a raise.

July 19th, 2018|

Do you know your farm labour costs?  You might need a raise. Diving into the details of farm labour costs can feel like you’re opening a Pandora’s box.  But it’s an important Pandora’s box to open.  Just like calculating things like annual fuel costs, putting [...]

E-commerce in ag retail vs e-commerce in grain marketing

July 5th, 2018|

E-commerce in ag retail vs e-commerce in grain marketing Are grain marketing and ag retail on the same trajectory when it comes to e-commerce?  I don’t think so.  But technology has a role in both. Steve Watt’s May article in Croplife: E-commerce in Ag Retail: [...]

Calculating farm fuel costs as part of your annual management plan

June 21st, 2018|

Calculating farm fuel costs as part of your annual management plan Farm fuel cost calculations are just one part of understanding your overall costs for the year. But, given the rising price of fuel, it’s an important one. From a big picture perspective, fuel cost [...]

Online tools continue the evolution of cash flow management on the farm

June 7th, 2018|

Online tools continue the evolution of cash flow management on the farm Best practices and tools for managing cash flow on the farm have changed – and continue to change.  Today you have more flexibility.  And that makes it easier to manage cash flow on [...]

An example of calculating crop production costs & break even for canola

May 24th, 2018|

An example of calculating crop production costs & break even for canola Understanding your crop production costs – regardless of the crop you’re growing – is vital.  You can’t understand your cash flow or your profitability without first understanding your crop production costs.  There are [...]