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NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

‘Against all odds’ that Australian winter crop will hit five-year average: Rabobank

The banks predicts dry conditions will lead to a below-average winter crop despite a slight year-on-year raise in area planted.

Blue Sky resolves court action with Pinnacle and Riparian amid string of board resignations

Brisbane-based Blue Sky has resolved its court action against three former directors as the company’s chairman and chief executive leave the business.

Investors want sustainable beef production

The latest annual update to the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework shows an industry trying to get on the front foot with consumers and investors.

CPC divests seventh property in sale and leaseback arrangement

The firm has sold Manbulloo Station to an unidentified consortium but has leased the property back to keep running cattle there.

GrainCorp secures insurer deal to smooth out earnings volatility

The ASX-listed firm has signed a contract with White Rock Insurance in a similar arrangement to that proposed by Long-Term Asset Partners in its failed takeover bid for the company.

‘Unsustainable’ Murray-Darling planting levels could crash market

Sunrice chairman Laurie Arthur warns of casualties among irrigation enterprises and industries if horticultural development keeps going at the current rate.

Australian competition watchdog warns of ‘power imbalance’ in wine grape sector

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission has made a series of recommendations to try to increase transparency and certainty of pricing.

Visibility needed as ‘mixed’ sentiment hits east-coast Australian grains

The first wheat imports to Australia in years raise concerns about the sector – but there is still interest in cropping properties.

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company makes first UK move

SALIC has led a £7m funding round for UK-based agtech firm Hummingbird Technologies and will use the tech on its properties in Australia and Ukraine.
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