Agribusiness

CoBank’s agribusiness financing supports customers ranging from local, single facility grain cooperatives to national and global food, beverage and agribusiness companies. We offer deep industry and commodity expertise in grains, oilseeds, farm supply, food processing, dairy, protein, livestock, fruits, nuts, vegetables, cotton, sugar, rice, biofuels, forest products, consumer packaged food, beverage, packaging, distribution and more.

We work closely with Farm Credit organizations throughout the U.S. to deliver vital financing to agriculture, in aggregate providing 40% of America’s ag financing. For large capital needs, we provide debt capital markets solutions including syndication, term loans and project financing that accesses strategic investors in the Farm Credit System, commercial banks, insurance companies and other institutional investors. In addition, we have a full suite of complimentary financial products, including cash management, leasing and interest rate risk management tools.

100+

Years of Ag Lending Expertise

$33.3

Billion in Agribusiness Loans

13

Banking Centers Across Rural America


Whether you’re funding merger or acquisition activity, adding grain storage or expanding production capacity our experts understand how to structure a financial solution to meet your needs and work toward your long-term success. Our team has unmatched expertise with the dedicated industry and commodity analytical depth to understand sector cyclical and secular trends to optimize your capital raising needs. We focus on our mission of supporting our customers through good times and bad and we have both the capacity to support large-scale agribusinesses and the agility to grow with smaller customers.

There was no question in my mind that we wanted CoBank in our deal. There’s a lot of competition in terms of what lending institutions offer, but what was unsurpassed with CoBank was their team.
– Amy Humphreys, CFO, Darigold

Support for Rural America

As an active member of American agriculture and rural communities, we support industry organizations, land grant universities and local non-profit organizations, committing 1% of our bottom line to the communities we serve in rural America. Our Co-Op Start program also supports rural economic development by providing financing to start-up cooperatives.

Contact

Local and Regional Agribusinesses and Cooperatives
Brendan Ronayne, Western Regional President, 916-380-3536
Mike Hechtner, Central Regional President, 402-492-2016
Derrick Waggoner, Eastern Regional President, 502-423-5680

Global and National Agribusinesses and Cooperatives
Michael Tousignant, Managing Director, 303-694-5838