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State investment officer Steve Sikes says the ‘difficult decision’ will result in the transfer of farmland and timber assets into existing accounts managed by UBS and TIR, respectively.
Managing director Bill Reiman says covid-19 disruption delayed deal closures but increasing farmer interest in sale/leaseback helped the firm match its 2019 capital spend.
Chief investment officer Sanjeev Krishnan says recent developments in controlled environment ag evoke earlier stages of renewable energy markets.
Brexit, eggs, food, agriculture
The UK and the EU are now trading under the terms of the Brexit trade deal agreed in late December. The lack of widespread friction to date is an encouraging early sign.
Soft drink, cans, soda
The Canadian pension was involved in agriculture investments with a companied value of $475m in Q4 2020 as it ramped up its exposure to the space.
Partner Marc Stoneham says Ivory Coast will be the first focus of a growth effort that will initially target regional expansion before pushing into the rest of the continent.
Record-high prices for Australian cattle could continue to rise in 2021, which could affect the sector in the medium term – but the industry is a strong position heading into the new year.
The year ahead will see strengthening focus on reducing emissions across the economy continue to feed LP interest in agriculture.
China, Australia, trade dispute,
Sydney Business School’s professor Hans Hendrischke dissects the rationale behind China’s punitive trade measures against Australia and the likely scenarios that could play out.
US Flag, barn, farmland
The year ahead will likely see US agricultural policy debate be subject to continued lack of consensus within and between political parties, as they attempt to navigate a new political environment.
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