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Drought in Australia
Confidence in dairy is now higher than it is for other commodities, but farmers in drought-stricken areas are seeing potential profits from higher milk prices being eroded by the costs of water and feed imports.
Weather conditions in eastern Australia remain challenging, but farmland has continued to deliver strong capital growth for investors
Broadacre farmers in WA have ‘a lot of confidence’ after one of the highest-returning years recorded by Planfarm in its annual Benchmarks report.
Research has found that the level of grain-fed beef exports from Australia could increase to more than 500,000 tonnes by 2030, due to rising demand from an increasingly wealthy middle class in China.
Peoples Company president Steve Bruere says a number of factors have contributed to recent optimism in farmland markets, which has him feeling bullish for the first time in five years.
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A three-year USDA-sponsored study found $47.5bn of assets are being managed through 70 investment strategies that include criteria associated with holistic ag 'regenerative' approaches.
Head of rural research Andrew Shirley says some businesses are looking ahead to post-Brexit subsidy reforms, but the market remains 'unpredictable and highly polarized.'
Gaps between populist rhetoric and political reality suggest sector pledges in Brazil, Colombia and Mexico will be difficult to implement, says Fitch.
Availability of investment-grade farmland continues to be limited, says president of American Society of Farm Managers and Appraiser’s Mid-South chapter.
Anna Locke, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s program on agricultural development and policy, says investors too often take government guarantees that land is available for investment at face value.
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company director Daniel Gomez says firms that have historically avoided food investments are 'dipping their toes in the market.'
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