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agtech
VC investment into agtech has grown 75% since 2014 and looks keen to keep growing as the sector offers opportunities across types of investors.
The latest evidence comes from Scrum Ventures, which has launched a studio.
Capital appreciation remains low following years of growth, but another quarter of strong income returns saw annualized returns hold up well during the beginning of covid-19.
Derecho storm
With a ready and willing buyer in China and logistics that have handled coronavirus well, US corn and soybean farmers just need weather conditions to play out in their favor.
Founder Josh Lessing says the mixture of ag and robotics focused investors contributing to Root AI’s $7.2m seed round feel the same sense of urgency from different perspectives.
Income returns strengthened significantly despite the fall in capital returns, due to strong export demand for Australian products.
Foreign ownership of agricultural land and water entitlements remained broadly flat in the 12 months to June 2019, according to the latest figures from the Foreign Investment Review Board.
Partner Josh Katz says companies across the supply chain are increasingly focused on how agriculture will fit into future emissions regulation.
The sector’s pandemic-related challenges are unlikely to impact credit ratings of Farm Credit System institutions or rated commercial banks active in agriculture, says managing director Julie Solar.
NCREIF’s Q1 results showed US farmland delivered a negative return for the first time in almost 20 years, but the coronavirus played a very small part in it.
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