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Australian start-up reveals AI-powered farm valuation platform

Agtech start-up Digital Agriculture Services recently secured funding from CSIRO and has seen strong interest from investors in using its web-based platform.

LGIAsuper commits A$112m to Equilibrium’s glasshouse-focused US fund

The Brisbane-based superfund says its capital will back expansion at Houweling’s Group, which Equilibrium’s fund acquired a stake in earlier this month.

MIRA to sell one-fifth of land bought from Hassad in September 2018

Macquari wants to optimize land use within the portfolios of subsidiaries Paraway Pastoral Co and Viridis Ag.

Growth Farms buys majority of Kangaroo Island portfolio and leases SA property

The Sydney-based fund manager took on all but two properties in the Cygnet Park Farms portfolio on behalf of a private buyer and leased a further property on behalf of the same client.

New Forests’ third Australia-New Zealand fund hits 50% deployment with NZ forestry purchase

The firm acquired Hikurangi Forest Farms for an undisclosed sum, describing it as a ‘cornerstone asset’ for the fund.

PSP terminates strategic agreement with Blue Sky

The Canadian pension and the Brisbane-based fund manager have agreed to end their strategic partnership, covering some A$200m of assets.

Transparency key to maintaining confidence in Murray-Darling Basin Plan

A Royal Commission's findings have prompted political bickering over use of water in the Basin. Regardless of what industry thinks, it would be wise not to dismiss the findings out of hand.
Rural Funds Management's Cobrunga cattle property in Victoria

Rural Funds Management buys first cattle property in Victoria

The manager of ASX-listed Rural Funds Group has purchased Cobrunga, its third pastoral property acquisition and fourth overall since concluding a A$104m entitlement offer in August 2018.

Investors in Australian water and cotton ‘not at risk’ following Murray-Darling Basin report

Cotton Australia condemns a ‘dangerous political stunt’ from a South Australia senator proposing a banning on cotton exports.

Australian conservation strategies show way forward for ag investing

A conservation deal and a new fund both highlight the need to focus on sustainability when investing in ag – if the weather in Australia at the moment wasn’t reminder enough.

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