Newsroom & Financials

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.

For copies of previously issued news releases, financial statements and bank publications, please click on the links at right.

Year-End Earnings Webcast Information:
CoBank held a conference call and webcast on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 to discuss year-end financial results. The call featured remarks from CoBank President and Chief Executive Officer Tom Halverson, Chief Financial Officer David Burlage and Chairman Kevin Riel. A recording of the webcast can be accessed here.


Recent News

  • CoBank Quarterly Economic Outlook – Trade War Takes a Toll on Ag Economy

    Posted 07/3/2018

    Despite the strongest global economic growth since 2011, uncertainty around trade presents escalating concern to U.S. agriculture. Seventy percent of U.S. agriculture exports are to destinations that are in current negotiation or trade disputes, according to the most recent Rural Economic Review from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division. 

  • CoBank and National Cooperative Bank Donate $200,000 to the Food Co-op Initiative

    Posted 06/25/2018

    CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, and the National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a leading provider of financial services to the nation’s cooperatives, their members and socially responsible organizations, today made a contribution of $200,000 to the Food Co-op Initiative (FCI). The donation will support the development of sustainable, cooperative grocery options in rural communities that have lost, or are at risk of losing, their local grocery stores.

  • Milk Alternatives Gain Ground, Hasten Change in Dairy Industry

    Posted 06/19/2018

    As consumers increasingly seek beverages made from soy, almonds, coconuts and rice—even peas and oats—the dairy industry is responding with niche products of its own. But more changes are ahead as the traditional gallon-jug milk business struggles to compete with plant-based competition.

  • More Farmers May Go Off the Grid

    Posted 06/14/2018

    As on-farm solar becomes more competitive with retail electricity, solar panels may be a common sight across U.S. farm fields and livestock operations. Lower costs, along with federal tax credits, state incentives and a stronger ag economy, could entice more farmers to install on-farm solar generation in the decade ahead.

  • Rising Interest Rates Add To Already Stressed Agricultural, Rural Economy

    Posted 05/30/2018

    More financial burden is on the way in agriculture and rural America with interest rates marching steadily higher. Since 2015, the Federal Reserve has been nudging interest rates higher following years of historically low rates and quantitative easing. Now, with The Fed on a path of rising rates and monetary tightening, rural America will be faced with increased interest expense, which is in addition to other cost burdens, such as higher steel and aluminum prices, higher labor costs, and rising fuel and transportation costs. Higher interest expense will be another burden affecting farmland purchases and operating loans, according to a new report from CoBank’s Knowledge Exchange Division.

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