News & Analysis

NSW Deputy Premier: ‘There is always room for foreign investment in Australian ag’

Speaking exclusively to Agri Investor, NSW National Party leader and deputy premier John Barilaro tells us the state is promoting overseas inflows and the ongoing drought should not eclipse success stories.

New Homestead Capital farmland fund lands $25m commitment

The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has backed the San Francisco-based firm, which is targeting up to $700m for a strategy blending higher-risk greenfield developments and more stable, lower-returning properties.

ATP branches out to drive performance

The $122bn Danish pension’s ‘infrastructure’ portfolio has more than doubled returns year-on-year. Here we zoom in on the timberland holdings that have helped push this growth.

Tariffs on Australian ag exports to Indonesia tumble under free trade deal

A raft of measures will come into effect following the new agreement, with livestock, citrus and dairy exporters set to benefit.
BFB portfolio

Proterra puts 49,000-ha Australian grain enterprise on the block

Expected to attract institutional investor interest, the transaction could value Riverina cropping enterprise BFB at up to A$400m, Agri Investor understands.

Blue Sky to rebrand and continue raising ag funds

Interim MD Kim Morison expresses disappointment at how the real assets division, which he previously headed, has been ‘hijacked’ by poor investments in the firm's other business units.

Campbell crafts timber tie-up in bid to enter carbon-offset market

The firm hopes its partnership with Bluesource will help generate additional income while raising forestry's profile among ESG-focused LPs, executives at the TIMO tell Agri Investor.

What role for the private sector in South Africa’s land reform?

While critics focus on the government's efforts to initiate expropriations without compensation, an insider says landowners are already starting to experiment with new ownership models.

WATCH: Top up your ag returns by doing more with less

We toured three properties in Victoria, Australia, to see how a flexible approach can allow operators to seize unexpected opportunities to generate extra income.

A bubble in Australia’s water markets?

Prices for both water entitlements and allocations are at record levels. Investors rejoice, but cotton, rice and dairy producers are feeling the squeeze.

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