Tech Startup, Trying to Be Amazon for Farms, Runs Into Ag Giants

Farmers Business Network wants to revolutionize e-commerce for farming It has hit headwinds from established manufacturers and retailers.

Curated via Twitter from WSJ Tech’s twitter account….

Workers load products at a Farmers Business Network facility in Newton, Iowa. OMAHA, Neb. —Inside a packed arena last December, 2,700 farmers sipped coffee from paper cups and listened to remarks on the Midwestern economy: incomes down, costs up and bankruptcies rising.

He was Charles Baron, co-founder of Farmers Business Network, or FBN, a Silicon Valley startup that is trying to build an Amazon-like online marketplace for agricultural supplies. Mr.

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