While the drop is significant, production is expected to remain close to average levels in 2017-18 given that last year was a record-breaking season.
The fund should back private sector fund managers and speed the commercialization of emerging agri tech and practices in the country.
A report by Industry Super Australia says the industry should move towards the global benchmark of a 1% allocation to agri.
The IPD UK Annual Forestry Index recorded an annual return of 10.7%, a decline on 2014 and 2015 levels.
The agricultural lender said that a certification supporting a price premium for produce from farms transitioning to organic production could help ease growing supply challenges.
In its quarterly agricultural outlook, Farmer Mac sounded a note of optimism on farmers’ net income and detailed recent conditions throughout in the US agricultural economy.
The two-year study will result in an informational bulletin and policy brief designed to encourage novel land access and tenure security for small and medium-sized US farmers.
A recent Rabobank report highlighted Calysta’s FeedKind as among the most promising of a group of alternative protein fishfeed products.
Farmer Mac’s survey of 350 agricultural lenders shows commodity prices, liquidity and farm income as top concerns.
Quarterly reading on 445 US timberland properties shows 0.63 percent returns from lumber sales and a slight appreciation in land values during the first three months of 2017.