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The data are out there – ag must present them more effectively

A huge amount of alternative data sources have emerged, but the industry needs to assist official agencies with collection and analysis.

History lessons from the British Empire

A history of food’s role in the development of the British Empire offers a compelling beach read for anyone taking a step back to assess a dizzying year of developments in global ag.

Four takeaways from Agri Investor’s Australia Forum

This year’s conference saw more LPs than ever before, as agriculture continues to grow as an asset class.

This year’s washout raises a flood of questions

Historic rainfall levels have presented US ag producers and investors with their clearest weather-related challenge since 2012’s drought.

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.

Finding a place for aquaculture

As the aquaculture industry weighs whether its future is onshore, in the open-ocean or both, private equity investors have an opportunity to help develop a market seen as key to meeting future protein demand.

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.

Mother Nature might get a vote on US/China ‘de-coupling’

Ag is at the center of a fierce dispute between the world’s two largest economies about the rules of global trade. Disease - and the disruption it brings - could highlight how global trade can be a force for good.

PE’s role in the 21st-century hemp supply chain

Private investors are well-positioned to help revive industrial hemp in the US, but they will have to navigate a hopeful market carefully.

Australian ag needs better risk-management tools

A new report from the Australian Farm Institute argues that institutional – rather than price or production – risk poses the greatest challenge to the sector today.
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