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Looking for water markets outside the Murray-Darling Basin

Western Australia offers potentially fertile ground for water investors, should the state government allow it.

The haves and the have-mores

For private investors in global agriculture, growing concerns about inequality are by no means academic; the chasm between large and small is already shaping their environment in important ways.

Australian animal activism reminds of the need to be squeaky clean

Vegan protests and criticism of the live export trade are making headlines in the country again. They are a reminder of the need to be whiter than white when it comes to animal welfare.

The public-private wedlock

They appear competitors, but publicly-traded farmland investment vehicles in the US and their private market counterparts support each other indirectly.

Keeping their heads above water

For both debt and equity providers, flooding in the US Midwest could provide opportunities to demonstrate the benefits institutional capital can offer.

Impact pressure is shaping ag markets

LP demands for climate-mitigating strategies and ESG hint at how the asset class might come into sharper focus.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.

Traversing the US’s complex farmland landscape

Farmland values appear the last shoe to drop amid growing financial pressure on US agricultural producers and a fluid political backdrop.

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.

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