Agribusiness & Capital Markets

When your financing needs are larger or more complicated than the average loan, we have the capacity and expertise to deliver customized solutions for the most complex borrowing situations. We provide a wide range of lending, distribution and consulting solutions, structured to serve borrowers, participating financial institutions and third-party clients.

Agribusiness Expertise

Among other industries, our team has specific expertise in the wine, dairy, forest products, protein and food processing industries. As a Farm Credit Association with a strong balance sheet and sound financial fundamentals, we are able to provide financing for the largest agribusinesses in the country.

Capital Markets Expertise

Our Capital Markets Expertise is unparalleled. Our in-depth knowledge of financial markets, lending products and services, agricultural and related industries and our focus on relationships with our borrowers allows us to structure truly customized solutions to meet the most complex needs. Additionally, through relationships with other lenders, we are able to provide financing to the largest transactions in the country, reaching $1 billion and more. We do this as a syndicant, participant and arranger, but our exceptional expertise allows us to originate and lead many of these transactions.


Our lending and financing capabilities allow us to offer a wide range of solutions. Each solution is tailored to meet the specific needs of the borrowing entity. Our lending services include:

  • Secured mortgage loans
  • Personal property secured transactions
  • Secured or unsecured revolving lines of credit and term loans
  • Lending facilities comprising multiple loan products
  • Private placements of debt
  • Leasing services
  • Industrial Revenue Bond issuance
  • Interest rate hedging products
  • Syndicated and participated credit facilities with the Farm Credit System, commercial banks and insurance companies

We offer a high degree of service to our clients with timely loan servicing, payment processing and loan accounting. These services, which are also offered on behalf of participating lenders, include:

  • Collateral monitoring of property, plant, equipment, inventories and accounts receivable
  • Analysis of collateral re-conveyances, substitutions and subordination
  • Financial covenant compliance monitoring
  • Asset inspection and valuation
  • Analysis of economic impacts and regulatory changes

Consulting Services

We offer specialized consulting services to borrowers, participating financial institutions and third-party clients, including:

  • Valuation of property, plant and equipment
  • Evaluation of management and operating practices
  • Cash flow modeling of production, manufacturing and vertically-integrated operations
  • Inventory verification and analysis
  • Market and industry economic analysis
  • Policy and regulatory environment analysis
  • Treasury Management Consulting

“It's inspiring having tangible and growing assets like timberland that you can care for, see develop and grow, and eventually manufacture into products...”

— Roger Burch, Redwood Empire

The American AgCredit Difference

Capacity & Expertise

Loan options and structure flexibility:

  • Maturities: Unsecured and personal property secured loans with terms of 10 years and above, and real estate secured loans with terms of 25 years and above.
  • Structure: We can design loan solutions with delayed takedown options or multi-year revolving commitment components, as well as finance, participate in and service facilities incorporating both short- and long-term amortizations and project finance credits.
  • Pricing: We offer pricing flexibility by providing the option to structure loans combining variable and fixed interest rate tranches. Staggered fixed rate maturities with indexed repricing options are often included in multi-year products. Short and long-term projects regularly include tranche pricing and performance pricing. Partial open prepayment options can be incorporated in multi-year products. Interest rate hedging options are available, including forward pricing, rate swaps and caps.
  • Appraisals: We perform appraisals and evaluations of agribusiness and forest products property, facilities and equipment with market values up to and exceeding $1 billion. To assist with the collection and verification of field data, we use the services of several professional consulting firms, applying their expertise while maintaining our independence in forming a final value conclusion.
  • We offer structured, financed, participated and serviced facilities incorporating both short and long term amortizations, multiple-year revolving lines of credit and project finance credits.