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Capital gains propel Australia’s permanent ag to the top of the crop

The latest NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which splits annual and permanent cropland for the first time, shows ag returns Down Under continuing to outperform the US.

Gladstone buys pair of California cherry orchards

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT says it hopes the $7m deal will be the first of many in a region well-suited to benefit from growing demand for healthy produce.

Paine Schwartz hires former Monsanto strategy exec

Steve Bierschenk’s nearly 20 years at the St Louis-headquartered agrochemical giant culminated in a five-year stint as vice-president of global strategy.

Exclusive: Stafford hires ex-headhunter as ag chief in asset class push

An alumnus from Macquarie’s Pastoral Fund has also joined the secondaries specialist just a year after the firm made its first investment in agriculture.

The right guy in Uruguay

Ag investors talk up Latin America’s potential, but the diablo is in the details. Here’s a strategy that seems to nail the main bits.

Exclusive: Farmland LP tallies regenerative impact

The firm used a $250,000 grant from the USDA to produce a report that quantifies the impact of sustainable ag practices within the REIT's portfolio at more than $21m.

Italian ag fund backs chestnut leader in bid to build transformed-fruit platform

FAI has already deployed 60% of capital raised at first close as it progresses towards its €50m fundraising target.

Kainos Capital sells ingredients producer to MidOcean

Florida Food Products snapped up as its new owners look to capitalise on soaring growth in the clean label and packaged meat market.

MIRA snaps up Hassad’s remaining Australian farms

Hassad will invest in one of MIRA’s ag portfolios as part of the deal in a shift in strategy for the Qatar-backed group.

Fonterra to review ‘all major assets’ after first-ever loss

The New Zealand dairy co-operative has posted a $129m loss as it writes down $289m on a Chinese investment.

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