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“Once you get into the asset allocation mix, you tend to stay there, because just as hard as it was for us to get there, it’s just almost as hard to kick it out.”

AgIS Capital’s Jeff Conrad told an Iowa conference audience last month that US pensions are increasingly viewing farmland as a permanent fixture of their asset mix.

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PSP Investments: Hawaii cropping plan reflects ag strategy’s growth

Head of natural resources Marc Drouin tells Agri Investor his unit would have been unlikely to take on such a complex agricultural investment three years ago.

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Aqua backs Brazil biologicals company with $30m

Managing partner Sebastian Popik tells Agri Investor that intense competition in Brazil’s biologicals market inspired the firm to build their own company before buying a stake in Total Biotechnologia.

Agtech investment focus shifts towards science as market scales

Describing the firm’s recent Agtech Investment Review, Finistere Ventures' Arama Kukutai tells Agri Investor he expects private equity investors to acquire leading start-ups and pursue roll-ups as the market continues to develop.

Outlook 2019: Five trends to watch

We asked Axel Wehr, principal at specialist ag/food tech VC Anterra Capital, to share his top predictions for 2019.

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Australian industry superfunds: ‘We will create a collective vehicle for ag’

Supers will create an equivalent of IFM for agriculture sometime ‘in the next few years,' Industry Super Australia’s chief economist told the Australia Forum in Melbourne.

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