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Derecho storm
With a ready and willing buyer in China and logistics that have handled coronavirus well, US corn and soybean farmers just need weather conditions to play out in their favor.
Tractor cultivating field
As we edge closer to the half-year mark since much of the world entered lockdown in March, we take a look at how the agriculture asset class has fared.
Food-producing assets have experienced steady demand and cashflows throughout covid-19. LPs looking for yield might want to ask themselves why they’d want to put a time limit on ownership.
Favorable climatic conditions have set up a bumper grains crop in Australia. But ANZ warns the sector should prepare for ‘the confluence of major global factors’, including covid-19.
A drive for greater transparency and regulatory oversight in the Murray-Darling Basin will make water a more investable asset class for institutions.
Farmland, fog
The mixed experiences reported by placement agents and GPs suggest a positive covid-19 track record is not necessarily a silver bullet on the fundraising trail.
Australian farmland's annualized income return of 9.26% outperformed a capital return of 5.21% to help prop up total annualized income, reinforcing the asset's resiliency credentials.
Rural road
The Canadian pension fund has launched a new strategy to access the budding landscape of agtech companies emerging across the value chain.
Drone spraying a field, agtech, crops
Fiera Comox’s Matthew Corbett and Boston Consulting Group’s Benjamin Subei tell Agri Investor automation and mechanization will solve several workforce issues exposed by the coronavirus.
Meat processing, meat plant, packaged meat
Meat-processing facilities have been identified as hot spots for coronavirus outbreaks since the early stages of the pandemic. The negative impact of this association will have long-term effects.
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