As of press time, 54 of 68 respondents, or 79 percent, said their agri investments would increase in 2017, while 10 said they anticipate a decrease and just four said they would remain the same.
Nearly one percent growth in average Iowa farmland prices seen over the past six months was not enough to counter the declines seen in the first half of the past year, according to a recent survey.
Management consultants’ analysis explains why public markets rarely provide attractive exits for land and agriculture investments.
The Illinois Society of Professional Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers’ annual report shows farmland value declines in 2016, when ‘excellent quality’ farmland fell to $11,000 per acre.
Led by Collar Capital-chief investment officer Jeremy Coller, the project aims to encourage a decrease in the antibiotics use through a coalition of investors representing $2trn in assets under management.
Rabobank projects animal protein demand growth will be strongest for beef and says future investments by domestic animal protein firms will concentrate on technology transfer.
In a report first seen by Agri Investor, agri private equity investor AgIS Capital pointed to investment opportunities in the market as farmland and row crop returns drop.
A Bain & Co report attributes a rise in deal multiples to fierce competition and a limited supply of high-quality targets.
While the report takes a wide view of the agricultural economy, regional trends in farmland prices could be more telling in terms of identifying opportunities for private investors.
David Widmar, agricultural economist at Purdue University, told Agri Investor that the difficulties US farmers will face in the upcoming 2017 season are likely setting in.