The border is a bit of a concern, hard enough to chase your money inside the country.We had 15000 bushels of canola leave our yard and go to the states through a company i never heard before, got the cheque in the mail a month later. Sure had some sleepless nights for thos 20 cents premium i got,
If companies are bonded your guarenteed of money most times, im surprised actually that lots of retailers we deal with never ever checked our financial background, only cargill did so far i think or they have fcc backing their stuff. Bought over $200k of seed and chem in spring 3 years ago from private retailer and they never checked or nothing.
As far as retailers go it's nice that most are familiar with their customers and credit is no issue, I always pay my bills early and I think they notice that. The ones run out of Winnipeg are a royal pain though.
Did notice on Thorpy's list that one of the places I sell grain to isn't bonded. My pulse buyer is but it makes one nervous when 20 truckloads of peas roll out in a few days and you don't have your money. I guess this is something we will all have to be watchful of in the future with all the big dollars involved in farming.