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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.
A US Chamber of Commerce report details the current state of agricultural trade between China and the US and advocates steps to unlock additional growth before 2025.
The Ministry of Agriculture has called for changes that would clear the way for the creation of corporate farming entities within China, likely to shape import demand and opportunities for foreign investors long term.
The funds will be used to improve sustainability of Adecoagro’s rice, oilseed and dairy operations in Argentina amid recent improvements in the agribusiness environment.
Dr. Stephen Padgette, co-inventor of gene that confers the most widely-used biotechnology trait in agriculture, will work with the firm’s existing portfolio companies and help find new opportunities as an operating director.
Philadelphia-based owners aim to expand the company’s presence in the growing healthy snack food sector through acquisitions.
Lisa Goddard, director of Columbia University’s International Research Institute for Climate and Society, talks to Agri Investor about the impact of El Niño and La Niña on agriculture and the wider dialogue surrounding climate change.
David Gladstone reports that the conversion of farmland into suburbs in growing regions of the US helping to support an increase in rental income for the farmland REIT.
The second farmland fund from the San Francisco-based firm will continue to focus on acquisitions in the Mountain West, Pacific, Midwest and Delta regions of the US.
An unspecified investment in OFD Foods will fund additional freeze-drying capacity at the Oregon-based company.
An infusion of $8m in capital will help fund research into seed treatments and soil additives designed to increase agricultural yield.

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