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For a water test case, keep your eye on California

Amid reports that water worries are pushing investors north into the Pacific Northwest, California farmland markets are preparing for a new regulatory regime one manager says will create winners and losers.

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.

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.

Will Canadians be model ag investors?

A rapid series of investments by Canadian institutions highlights the key role they are likely to play as the asset class evolves.

Three things you should know about cyber-risk management

Protecting your firm’s information and data from thieves is important, and being prepared means having a plan on hand.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Easy as ABCD?

Potential change among the quartet sitting atop the global agriculture industry will shape opportunities for private investors downstream. The drivers of that change reflect challenges shared by all in the sector.

GrainCorp offer remains shrouded in mystery

Long-Term Asset Partners appeared out of the blue to bid for the agribusiness, with a purported link-up with Allianz to help remove volatility from ag investing – but GrainCorp’s business is ripe for disruption anyway.

The promise and perils of ‘ag-o-mation’

Growing labor concerns across the agricultural economy highlight the opportunity for investors to help the sector lead the broader effort to integrate automation with the existing workforce.

Diversity is the new ESG

GPs may be reluctant to think about diversity in their own teams; at some point they will not have a choice.

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