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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.

Ralco spin-out shrimp project raises $25m in US Midwest

Executives from The tru Shrimp Company tell Agri Investor their network of Midwest farmers and former ethanol investors will allow the Minnesota-headquartered business to leverage the region’s grain endowment, investor base and hunger for development.

EU and Australian drought boosting global grain prices, says Rabobank

Cost rises and tighter supplies will put EU beef producers under increasing pressure.

Rabo subsidiary partners with farm management platform Conservis

Rabo AgriFinance and Conservis have established a development collaboration, which executives from both companies tell Agri Investor has the potential to facilitate farmers’ access to capital and a develop a greater role for agtech in institutional farmland portfolios.

CPR-AM Invest for Food Generations fund grown to €113 million

In just over a year, the CPR-Asset Management vehicle has expanded rapidly to meet world food challenges and respond to consumer trends including demand for organic produce.

Brexit uncertainty hitting agriculture ahead of UK Parliament vote

Farmland prices in the country have tumbled 15% since their 2015 peak and ag investment has declined amid an unsettled future for the sector, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

Agri Investor Forum: Integrating biologicals is essential to future ag growth

At last month’s Agri Investor Forum in Chicago discussion about bridging gap between farmland and agtech, panelists from Vestaron, Marrone Bio Innovations and AgLaunch focused on focused largely on biopesticide products and consumers’ growing demand for organics and traceability.

Cargill acquires second Colombian poultry producer

Xavier Vargas, president of Cargill Protein Latin America, tells Agri Investor the acquisition reflects a company-wide focus on protein and is part of $100m investment earmarked for Colombia in 2017-20.

Dramatic cut to Australian winter crop forecast, as production expected to drop 23%

ABARES, the country’s agriculture bureau, revised down its prediction from September 2018 to reflect ‘unfavorable’ conditions in most cropping areas.

Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

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