Cooperative Advocacy and Industry Support

In addition to its various corporate philanthropy programs, CoBank is an active supporter of organizations that promote the public policy interests of cooperatives and industry sectors served by the bank. We believe this industry support is an important part of our broader mission in rural America.

In 2017, the bank provided $3.2 million in financial support to hundreds of organizations, including commodity groups like the National Corn Growers Association, infrastructure organizations like NRECA, NTCA and the American Water Works Association, and cooperative support organizations like NCFC.

Our contributions help fund conferences that share best practices and increase knowledge, support policy initiatives to protect agricultural interests, provide continuing education for cooperative leaders, and more.