Rabobank recently announced the purchase of a $354 million portfolio of agricultural loans from the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Farmer Mac). The acquisition was conducted by two of Rabobank Group’s U.S.subsidiaries: Rabo AgriFinance, the U.S. agricultural finance arm, and Rabobank, N.A.,the California community bank.
“Rabobank’s purchase of this portfolio from Farmer Mac is a clear demonstration of our continued commitment to invest in American agriculture and expand our business,” said John Ryan, president and CEO for Rabo AgriFinance. “As a part of the Rabobank Group, we have the resources and flexibility to complete this acquisition, while providing Farmer Mac with added liquidity. This transaction further advances our mission to be a premieragricultural lender in America.”
The portfolio purchased by Rabobank includes about 1,000 agricultural loans of various sizes and terms, originated by many different lenders, including Rabobank. The borrowers operate in all major sectors of agriculture and are located throughout the U.S.