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The financing was led by Middleland Capital, an agriculture-focused venture capital firm, with co-investors Mercury Fund, Prelude Ventures, Prolog Ventures, Alexandria Venture Investments, Cultivation Capital, and TechAccel.
The REIT is the latest US institution to enter the agri lending sector, joining groups like the Ohio-based Heartland Bank and Prudential Agricultural Investment.
Hancock Natural Resource Group has appointed Bill Peressini as chief executive and Wilfred Steiner as managing director and chief financial officer.
China-based drone start-up EHANG has raised $42m in a Series B funding round led by GP Capital.
The new fund, solely focused on the New Zealand dairy market, is targeting NZ$350m, with a final close to take place in the first quarter of 2016.
The tool suggests criteria for financial institutions to benchmark their investments against their peers.
The North Carolina-based agtech company raised $34.5m to launch its first biological fungicide product, Howler.
The REIT sold an additional 360,000 shares on top of an offering in July.
The huge reduction in China's hog herd over the last 18 months puts the European Union, the US and Canada in the frame for the predicted increase in imports.
Integrated Ag will invest in distressed and underutilised farm properties and underlying farm businesses in states like Arizona and Nevada.

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