News & Analysis

NCREIF index shows earnings driving growth in US timber markets

While the sector improved in Q3, Forest Research Group economist Jack Lutz tells Agri Investor the next quarterly report will provide a clearer picture of the market’s response to the US-China trade dispute.

Rise in farm real estate delinquencies ‘could signal future sales’

Kansas City Fed agriculture economist Cortney Cowley explains to Agri Investor how its most recent Ag Finance Databook demonstrates challenges the US faces due to a surging national economy.

Australian agtech lagging other countries but outlook is ‘positive’

A new report has found Australia invested $0.12 per capita in agtech in 2016, far behind $5.80 in the US and $6.05 in Israel.

VIDEO: When horticulture meets aquaculture

Green Camel, in Sydney’s south-west, is raising A$8.5m as it pioneers organic glasshouse farming collocated with barramundi breeding on a commercial scale. Agri Investor got an exclusive tour of the facilities.

Looking to the ivory tower for leadership

Harvard Management Company’s response to a recent report alleging lax oversight of its farmland investments is disappointing.

MainePERS commits $50m to Homestead fund

Chief investment officer Andrew Sawyer tells Agri Investor the $14bn pension is 'pretty close to being fully committed' after allocating more than $800m to ag and timber vehicles since 2014.

Blackdirt raises $510,000 through Harvest Returns

Chief executive David Nicola tells Agri Investor the three-year term loan secured through the crowdfunding platform will allow his firm to continue building its model for scalable grass-fed beef production.

Gunn Agri Cattle Fund nears full deployment with cattle breeding property purchase

Gunn Agri Partners’ flagship fund reaches $141.4m in AUM with acquisition of Abingdon Downs.

The Andersons buys Lansing in $305m deal

Macquarie Group of Australia and New Hope Group, a Chinese private equity firm, are among those that have invested in the commodities transportation and merchandising business.

Southwest and Northeast driving growth in US organics

Senior economist Ryan Koory says organic production is expanding 'less sporadically' as it races to match unmet demand where it is particularly strong.

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