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Apr 08, 2016, 18:24 ET CoBank Enhances Capital Position Through Issuance of $375 Million In Preferred Stock

 CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit System associations throughout the United...


Mar 30, 2016, 14:03 ET U.S. Agricultural Industry Faces Formidable Global Challenges as 2016/17 Growing Season Begins

 Mounting global inventories, withering export demand and weak global economic growth, which caused U.S. farm income to plummet by 25 percent...


Mar 14, 2016, 16:30 ET Colorado River Basin Facing Challenges To Its Ability To Meet Growing Water Demands

 CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division in partnership with the Colorado Foundation for Water Education (CFWE) today released a new report on the...


Mar 11, 2016, 14:00 ET CoBank To Redeem 7.875% Subordinated Notes On April 15, 2016

 CoBank, ACB ("CoBank"), a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the...


Jan 21, 2016, 13:01 ET CoBank Report Predicts Easing Of U.S. Protein Glut In 2016

 The supply glut that plagued U.S. beef, pork and poultry markets last year and ratcheted down margins is expected to ease in 2016, according...


Dec 17, 2015, 14:21 ET China's Agricultural Imports to Challenge Market in 2016

China's slowing economic growth has been well documented in the last year due to concerns that it could derail several industries globally....


Dec 07, 2015, 12:30 ET Growing Municipal, Industrial Demand for Water to Reduce Agricultural Acres Throughout Colorado

 Colorado agriculture is a $40 billion industry and a dominant water user in the state accounting for 86 percent of its total water...


Oct 28, 2015, 17:09 ET Domestic Nitrogen Fertilizer Production Set for Takeoff, Reversing Two-Decade Decline

 The U.S. nitrogen fertilizer market stands at the cusp of transformative growth, as domestic producers are set to boost production in response...


Oct 14, 2015, 11:35 ET Live Cattle Prices Expected to Rally in Closing Months of 2015

 Live cattle prices are poised for a strong year-end rebound following the steepest 30-day decline since the 2003 discovery of mad cow disease...


Oct 05, 2015, 15:37 ET Large Inventories, Strong Dollar, Chinese Economy All Weighing Down on U.S. Agriculture Prices

Farm income in the United States will continue to be challenged by a confluence of global economic factors – mounting supplies of grain and...


Oct 01, 2015, 17:24 ET U.S. Ethanol Producers Looking at Thin Profit Margins for 2015-16; Production and Exports to Remain Strong

 Following 18 months of record earnings, the U.S. ethanol industry has rebalanced in 2015. As energy prices collapsed in late 2014, so did...


Sep 24, 2015, 13:31 ET United States Will Be Net Exporter of Natural Gas by 2017

 The United States' natural gas demand is currently growing at the fastest pace since the early 1970s, and demand growth has now...


Sep 09, 2015, 16:18 ET CoBank Releases Report on Protein Supply

Record meat production in the United States and a swing in the international net trade balance are signaling a change in protein supply that could...


Aug 13, 2015, 11:52 ET Farm Credit Mobilizes To Alleviate Hunger In California's Agricultural Communities

Seven of California's largest agricultural lenders are once again joining forces to alleviate hunger in drought-stricken farm communities...


Jun 11, 2015, 12:57 ET CoBank Releases Report on Economic Impact of California's Drought

 CoBank's Knowledge Exchange Division today released a new report on California's severe drought and its economic impact on the state's...


Apr 13, 2015, 17:19 ET CoBank Releases Quarterly Rural Economic Review

 The agricultural markets are experiencing rippling effects from lower price environments amid mounting inventories, plunging oil and gas...


Oct 30, 2014, 15:50 ET CoBank Joins Frontier Communications and DISH As Major Sponsor Of "America's Best Communities" Campaign

 CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States,...


Oct 13, 2014, 12:38 ET CoBank Releases Quarterly Rural Economic Review

Shifts in the global economy, continued favorable crop developments and record-high animal protein and dairy prices are signaling transitions ahead...


Aug 22, 2014, 11:00 ET CoBank To Redeem Series D Preferred Stock On October 1, 2014

CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States, today...


Apr 08, 2014, 12:30 ET CoBank Releases Quarterly Rural Economic Review

 Record-high animal protein and dairy prices, volatile grain and oilseed prices, and steady-to-lower cropland values reflect agricultural...


Mar 26, 2014, 09:00 ET Farm Credit Associations Pledge $100,000 To Alleviate Hunger In California's Farm Communities

CoBank and seven affiliated Farm Credit associations that serve California's agricultural sector announced today that they have committed $100,000...


Jan 07, 2014, 13:40 ET CoBank Releases Quarterly Rural Economic Review

 An improving outlook for economic growth and declining crop prices will generate mixed effects for rural America in 2014, according to...


Dec 19, 2013, 12:17 ET Stephanie Herseth Sandlin Joins CoBank Board

 CoBank, a cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United States,...


Aug 28, 2013, 09:30 ET CoBank Again Named To "World's 50 Safest Banks" List By Global Finance Magazine

CoBank, a leading cooperative bank serving agribusinesses, rural infrastructure providers and Farm Credit associations throughout the United...


Aug 15, 2013, 11:30 ET CoBank Files Notice Of Opposition Against Green Dot's "GoBank" Trademark Application

CoBank has filed a formal notice of opposition with the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office against a trademark application by Green Dot (NYSE:...