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Corn field
Annual cropping continue to strongly outperform permanent farmland in the Australian Farmland Index, although returns were still only slightly in positive territory.
QIC has backed Pollination’s new venture capital fund, which is aiming for a final close in 2025.
Sydney harbor
Merricks Capital, which manages the A$470m Agriculture Credit Fund, will become part of ASX-listed Regal Partners in July 2024.
The Queensland-based fund will seek to deploy more capital in its home state, building on existing investments including the QLD Regional Livestock Exchange.
Dairy giant Fonterra will listen to offers for its consumer brands as well as its manufacturing facilities in Australia, New Zealand and Sri Lanka.
Cotton growing in a field with sun rising
Australia's competition watchdog expressed concern that LDC’s acquisition of Namoi Cotton could ‘substantially lessen competition’ in the supply of cotton ginning services in northern Australia, among other issues.
Australia Windmill
The latest edition of Rural Bank’s annual analysis of Australian farmland values shows that growth rates continued to slow after an exceptionally strong five years.
Aerial shot of combine harvesters in a wheat field in Western Australia
A tighter market is likely to see more deals done based on economic fundamentals rather than hopes of capital gain, Rabobank says.
Centuria has acquired Katunga Fresh’s glasshouse in Victoria through the unlisted Centuria Agriculture Fund.
A revision of Australia’s foreign investment rules will see ‘low-risk’ investments from familiar investors reviewed more quickly, particularly if they are made into non-sensitive sectors.
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