Knowledge Exchange

Knowledge Exchange is an innovative knowledge-sharing initiative that is designed to provide strategic insights about trends, structural change, and policy directives within the key rural industries served by CoBank. It draws upon the expertise within CoBank and the rest of the Farm Credit System, the broad perspective of outside consultants and academics, and the first-hand knowledge and experience of our customers to enhance our collective understanding of emerging business opportunities and risks.

Industry Centers of Excellence

Analysts in the Knowledge Exchange Division (KED) collaborate closely with their CoBank colleagues in seven Centers of Excellence (CoEs), one for each of the major rural industries served by CoBank. Each group consists of CoBank’s industry specialists and is responsible for identifying key strategic challenges, risks and opportunities unfolding within its industry. These groups work in collaboration with KED’s analysts to identify and assess industry trends, structural change, or new policy initiatives.

Additional Reports

Rural Industries Adapt to Coronavirus Reality – July 2020

US Rural Economic Review – April 2020

US Rural Economic Review – December 2019

US Rural Economic Review – October 2019

US Rural Economic Review – June 2019

US Rural Economic Review – March 2019

US Rural Economic Review – December 2018

US Rural Economic Review – October 2018

US Rural Economic Review – June 2018

US Rural Economic Review – March 2018

US Rural Economic Review – December 2017

US Rural Economic Review – October 2017

US Rural Economic Review – March 2017

US Rural Economic Review – January 2017

Federal Milk Marketing Orders – December 2016

US Dairy Industry – December 2016

US Rural Economic Review – September 2016