A cornerstone of CoBank's business for decades has been meeting the lending needs of cooperatives throughout rural America. Our agribusiness customers supply the world with high-quality grain, fruit, nuts, vegetables, cotton, livestock, dairy products and other items. They are involved in the growing, processing, marketing, transporting and exporting of farm products of all kinds.
The agribusinesses served by CoBank range from the small, local farmers' cooperatives to large regional agricultural cooperatives and multi-national food companies. Some of the bank's largest customers are cooperatives that are also name-brands most Americans have in their homes, such as Land O' Lakes, Blue Diamond Almonds and Sunkist.
CoBank offers a variety of leases and loans to our agribusiness customers, ranging from short-term or seasonal loans and lines of credit to purchase grain or other seasonal assets to intermediate- to long-term loans to build new facilities or finance major purposes.
Meet two of our customers:
Brent Bunte, General Manager, NEW Cooperative; Bert Johnson, Relationship Manager, CoBank
Mike Popowycz, Vice Chairman and CFO, Case Farms; Al Schuler, Relationship Manager, CoBank; Tom Shelton, Chairman and CEO, Case Farms; Kevin Phillips, President and COO, Case Farms