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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.
Schwartz says the genetics, breeding and licensing segment of the food and ag value chain is made up of ‘fundamentally important and good businesses’.
Policies such as the USDA’s Partnerships for Climate Smart Commodities are putting regenerative ag higher on LP priority lists.
US undersecretary says $3bn Climate Smart Commodities program can think beyond cap and trade and work creatively to scale agtech alongside farm and land managers.
Pine trees
Director of real estate Tim Schlitzer says climate-driven purchases have produced a 'mismatch' with appraisers that contributed to underperformance relative to NCREIF’s timber benchmark.
Corn field, aerial view, farmland
Aqua Capital says it established Biotrop in 2017, instead of entering the market via an acquisition, due to a lack of reasonably priced companies with market presence and proprietary technology.
Circular agriculture fields
LeapFrog Investments climate investing team co-head Nakul Zaveri says cross country collaboration in agriculture holds potential for state level leaps forward in innovation.
Co-founder Wayne Ebersole says the firm will pursue conventionally farmed properties that can be transitioned to regenerative practices in the Mississippi River watershed states.
The emergence of frontrunner Javier Milei is a microcosm of the country’s longstanding desire to break free of its shackles as well as the all too familiar upheavals that have been its undoing.
Chief executive Jake Joraanstad says Bushel does not want to be a 'software company that’s owned by an ag company' and is plotting a path to becoming an independent software player.
The deal means a partial realization of Paine Schwartz’s 2019 investment into Special New Fruit Licensing.

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