Weyerhaeuser’s $300m timberland sale could signal northern US timber exit

Following its disposal of 555,000 Michigan acres, Weyerhaeuser’s plans for similar properties in Maine could provide clues as to whether the sale marks a shift in species preference.

TIAA’s Westchester puts NSW dryland cropping property up for sale

Westchester is selling its NSW Golden Triangle property, Grainfields, expected to fetch a price of more than A$8,000 per ha.

ADM’s ag fund hunts for aquaculture and veterinary investments

Chief operating officer Jeremy Alun-Jones says the fund believes valuations in the meat and alternative meat markets are too high, and is seeking to invest in an animal meats best practice platform instead.

AMERRA eyes ESG investments in North America

Managing director Chris Chapman says the senior secured loan to Cooks Venture is one of three debt investments the firm has carried out in North America, where it sees increasing ESG investment opportunities.
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ADM’s Cibus Fund and HHP close £53m berry assets deal

The Cibus Fund has established a holding company to house the newly acquired assets, which amount to more than 230 hectares of berry cultivation.

Moringa ‘hype’ outpaces investor demand – Pearl Capital Partners

Managing partner Edward Isingoma says investors are more interested in Uganda’s burgeoning cannabis industry than the plant-based 'superfood', long viewed as having significant social impact potential for the developing world.

Ospraie Ag Science leads $45m Series B for pesticide enhancer

A market source says Terramera’s offerings create synergies that could open the door to a future combination with Ospraie Management’s main biologicals platform, Marrone Bio Innovations.

AC enters frozen fruit processing with Firestone Pacific investment

Agriculture Capital co-managing director Rob Hurlbut says adding frozen processing capacity will help the firm tap into growing global demand for blueberries.

NSW explores ‘A$1bn’ privatization of softwood forest

NSW treasurer Dominic Perrottet has launched a study into the long-term lease of its commercial softwood plantation business, which sources say could raise as much as A$1bn.

Glencore Agri subsidiary acquires assets from troubled ILTA Grain

ILTA engaged Origin Merchant Partners in March 2019 to solicit interest for a sale of, or investment in, all or part of its assets.
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