Saturday, January 17, 2015

A Note From Tom Burrus: Burrus Seed Value and Savings

Wise seed selection choices might be the difference between profit and loss for the next couple of years.  Buying seed based upon value rather than price is the first step in the process towards success.  Realize that higher value seed might actually save money on other expenses like chemicals or application fees to protect against insect damage.  Those same products might also improve yields by protecting the crop from losses due to insect damage.   Using seed traits to protect against yield loss can be a great investment.  Obviously, bigger yields is the key to buying seed with greater value.  Once the proper product is selected, then consideration should be given to lowering the seed cost.  

There are 4 ways to earn significant seed cost savings:

1.  Cash discounts can be used to reduced by as much as $35 per unit.  Requesting a monthly statement acts as a reminder to take full advantage of discounts.  Also when you return from your tax advisor, having a statement in hand to pre-pay a seed bill minimizes your tax load.

2.  Sign all technology-use agreements promptly.  This easy step can reduce seed costs by $10/unit for corn and $4/unit for soybeans.  Sign your agreements when you place your order.

3.  Seed size choices can also reduce seed costs up to $20/unit.  The small BX3s and the large BX6s and BX7s are the best choices.  Ask about availability.

4.  Utilize programs to reduce seed costs.  Special discounts can be earned by being 100% loyal to Burrus, by increasing your Burrus order, and by doing more volume of business with Burrus.
The savings captured from each of these sources can easily be identified on your statement.  Buy Burrus and save big dollars.

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