Food and Agribusiness

Agricultural knowledge, experience, and commitment

Wells Fargo has been the nation's leading agricultural lender among commercial banks for 18 consecutive years. 

Unmatched industry expertise

We understand business cycles and seasonality, and how they affect your bottom line. Our food and agribusiness bankers work closely with livestock farmers; fisheries; vegetable, fruit, and nut growers; grain merchandisers; food processors; greenhouse nurseries, and timber growers and processors. We also provide resources to help you manage risk.  Our economists and risk managers track commodity prices, interest rates, and equity markets.

Food for Thought

Get the latest news on the national and global impact of the California drought, perspectives from Wells Fargo’s chief agricultural economist, Michael Swanson, and monthly Washington updates.

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Value-added customer relationships

We take the time to listen and learn about your business and its growth opportunities, challenges, and operations. Our aim is to be a valued resource no matter where you are in your business life cycle, forging a relationship that will last. Our familiarity with your region’s growing conditions and economy, combined with the authority to make decisions locally, means we can offer you relevant, informed recommendations and rapid credit decisions that are based on your business’ unique circumstances.

We offer a variety of solutions to accommodate your business needs ranging from loans and lines of credit to insurance and cash management and we provide specialized financing for all areas of food and agribusiness, including:

  • Input
  • Supply
  • Production
  • Processing 
  • Wholesale distribution and retailing

Success stories: The Morning Star Company

“Wells Fargo has helped by providing financing — but frankly more than that, Wells Fargo has helped us by understanding our business.”

— Chris Rufer, chief executive officer, The Morning Star Company

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