News & Analysis

Western Sydney International Airport could house agtech cluster: report

Report from the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre proposes a cluster that would enable Australia to increase its exports of fresh fruit and vegetables, and other commodities.

High industrial hemp returns likely to erode: Farmer Mac

Though profit potential of up to $748 per acre has prompted much excitement, director of economic research Jackson Takach expects currently-elevated returns to shrink by about 2024.

Canadian farmland markets averaged 6.6 percent growth in 2018

In its annual farmland values overview, Canadian ag lender Farm Credit Canada reported large producers were the driving force for continued growth that marked a slowdown from the 8.4 percent pace reported last year.

Is ag suffering from inflated expectations?

The absence of inflation has added complexity to an already challenging fundraising environment. But there's more to the asset class than inflation protection.

Blue Sky gets court order against former directors over data downloads

Australian court bans three former Blue Sky directors, Riparian Capital Partners and Pinnacle Investment Management from using proprietary data allegedly downloaded while the executives worked at their former firm.

Politics likely to slow LatAm ag reform

Gaps between populist rhetoric and political reality suggest sector pledges in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico will be difficult to implement, says Fitch.

CPC divestment continues with sale of second property to Sterling Buntine

Terra Firma-owned CPC continues to be ‘actively engaged’ with potential buyers for the rest of its portfolio as a whole or in parts, CEO Troy Setter said.

Gladstone acquires pistachio property for $28.6m

California legislation of groundwater may be harming the value of such properties, says The Specialty Crop company’s Kevin Herman.

‘We’ve had to be flexible, because if you are not flexible, you die’

With C$400m deployed from Fiera Comox's debut vehicle, partner Bob Saul explains why the firm has shifted focus from a search for assets with existing cashflow to earlier-stage opportunities.

Looking for water markets outside the Murray-Darling Basin

Western Australia offers potentially fertile ground for water investors, should the state government allow it.

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