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CoBank is a cooperatively organized financial services institution capitalized primarily by eligible borrowers, who earn equity over time commensurate with the amount of business they do with the organization. We are also capitalized by our preferred stockholders.

CoBank does not have publicly traded common stock and is not a registrant with the Securities and Exchange Commission. However, as a regulated member of the Farm Credit System, the bank releases its financial results on a quarterly basis, similar to a public company. Our financial statements are designed to provide customer-owners and other stakeholders with an accurate, transparent view of CoBank’s ongoing financial performance.

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Recent News

  • Brian Goldstein Named CoBank's Sector Vice President of Project Finance

    Posted 1/27/2015
    CoBank today announced that Brian Goldstein has been named Sector Vice President of  the bank’s Project Finance Group.

    Goldstein recently served as President of Greenwood Investors, a structured finance-oriented consulting firm.  Before forming Greenwood Investors, Goldstein held a variety of positions within BNP Paribas including head of project finance for the Americas and as head of the syndicate desk that supported the project finance, oil and gas, commodity finance and export finance groups. He has also held executive positions with Bank of America Securities, DnC America Banking Corporation and Chase Manhattan Bank.

  • Outlook for the Global Oil Market

    Posted 1/14/2015

    Over the past several months, U.S. consumers and businesses have been pleasantly surprised by sharply decreasing oil and gasoline prices. Since mid-June, the price of crude oil has declined about 50 percent from over $100 per barrel to about $50 at the beginning of January. To explain why oil and gasoline prices have decreased so rapidly and what we might expect to happen in the coming months and years, OUTLOOK recently sat down with Greg Priddy of the Eurasia Group.

  • CoBank Reports Third Quarter Financial Results

    Posted 11/5/2014

    CoBank has announced financial results for the third quarter of 2014. Net income for the quarter increased 8 percent to $224.7 million, from $208.1 million in the third quarter of 2013, largely due to stronger net interest income. For the first nine months of 2014, net income increased 10 percent to $688.9 million, primarily as a result of increased net interest income and improvements in credit quality. The bank recorded a $25.0 million loan loss reversal in the first nine months of 2014, compared to a $20.0 million provision in the same period last year.

  • CoBank Joins Frontier Communications and DISH As A Major Sponsor of "America's Best Communities" Campaign

    Posted 10/30/2014

    CoBank announced today that it has joined with Frontier Communications and DISH as a major sponsor of  “America's Best Communities,” a three-year, $10 million prize competition designed to stimulate growth and revitalization in small cities and towns throughout rural America.

  • CoBank Releases Research Report on Expectations for the U.S. Solar Industry

    Posted 10/9/2014

    The U.S. solar industry will experience a surge in installations over the next two years as utilities and commercial enterprises rush to take advantage of a solar tax credit that steps down from 30 percent to 10 percent in 2017, according to a new report from CoBank, a major provider of financing to rural power cooperatives. The report, entitled “Elevated Expectations for the U.S. Solar Industry,” also argues that declining solar system costs, lowered financing costs, and increased quality and reliability of modules will help drive solar installations from a projected 7 gigawatts of total capacity this year to over 12 gigawatts in 2016.

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