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Farmers Edge brings on former Syngenta exec in Australia

The hire, Scott McKinnon, joins other big-ag veterans to spearhead an aggressive growth strategy in the Americas, Australia and Russia.

US farmland value decline driven by Plains and Crop Belt

A USDA report shows gains in Southeast and Pacific cropland were outweighed by declines in the major grain-producing regions of the US.

Google funds farm data-sharing company in $20m round

The raise, joined by DBL Partners and Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers, brings funding for the data sharing and inputs procurement company to $48m.

Blue Road’s Duryea: ‘Our LPs expect co-investment opportunities’

Blue Road Capital's John Duryea talks first-time fundraising, and why LPs are turning to agribusinesses for co-investment opportunities.

Duxton launching $99m Australian water IPO

The agri-focused investment firm has already contracted A$38m in water entitlements for an ASX-listed company.

Cargill sells European oilseed processors to Bunge

Bunge has acquired two of Cargill's processing plants in order to build its presence in Europe's protein value chain.

Investcorp exits snack company through £300m sale

The manager made 3x on its investment in Tyrrells potato and vegetable snacks, which it sold to the owner of SkinnyPop popcorn.

AfDB approves $9m commitment to agribusiness

The fund aims to support growth in Nigeria's agriculture sector through quasi-equity deals.

US agri production costs falling slower than revenues

A USDA report finds production costs are falling, but inputs have grown as a percentage of revenues.

Global cereal prices at decade-long low

Global commodity food prices fell in July, after six months of modest gains, according to the FAO.
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