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Chris Janiec

Chris Janiec is Americas Editor at Agri Investor. Based in New York, Janiec coordinates coverage of private investment into global food and agriculture with colleagues in London. Previously, Janiec covered non-bank capital markets for PEI’s Private Debt Investor, taught international relations and US foreign policy at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing and worked as an analyst of petroleum and shipping markets in New York.

Gladstone buys $33m pistachio farm, flags larger Q4 deal

Grower-tenant Rod Stiefvater says the adjustment to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is just getting underway and will transform regional ag 'dramatically.'

PSP-backed Cooke Aquaculture and Akva partner on salmon scheme

Akva chief executive Hallvard Muri says the first of at least five projects resulting from the partnership will be in Chile and comes at a time of significant investor interest in land-based aquaculture.

US farmland investors anticipate strong year-end

Peoples Company president Steve Bruere says a number of factors have contributed to recent optimism in farmland markets, which has him feeling bullish for the first time in five years.

BlueOrchard nears halfway point on $100m fundraise

The InsuResilience Investment Fund offers public money on concessional terms that is designed to act as first-loss capital to help attract additional private investment.

Farmland Partners CEO: ‘5% of portfolio is sold’

Chief executive Paul Pittman says while FPI has received interest in its entire portfolio, the NYSE-traded REIT plans to continue pursuing opportunistic individual sales.
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Peoples Company looks in-house for new sustainability director

New sustainability director Mollie Aronowitz says she expects her new position will bring her in closer contact with institutional investors.

Inari raises $89m Series C for seed tech

Chief executive Ponsi Trivisvavet says her management team’s agricultural backgrounds gives the company an understanding of where it should pursue disruption in the sector.

Nuveen mulls change to sustainability reporting

‘You shouldn’t be surprised if soil health comes into the KPI process,’ says the firm’s head of sustainability.
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UK Export Finance’s $73m loan to help rehabilitate Angola’s cattle sector

Head of agency says there is a mismatch between the number of international companies interested in export credit in the country and lenders capable of operating there.

Pipeline Foods launches sustainability program

Senior vice-president for agriculture and public affairs Erin Heitkamp expects to see standardization of industry-sector issues and key performance indicators.
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