Research & Data

Cannabis fundraising booms despite federal crackdown

While Attorney General Jeff Sessions has made it hard for marijuana businesses to bank their growing piles of cash, dealmaking continues apace.

Root cause: US pellets, an oligopoly?

Organic growth, attrition and acquisitions explain why an ever-larger share of the country's wood-pellet production is in fewer hands. We single out the winners in a couple of charts.

LPs warm to fundless co-investments

One-third of limited partners are willing to pay for deals where they are not an existing fund investor, according to a survey by Asante Capital Group.

Eaten away: Feed prices and margins on Canadian livestock

Despite a weaker currency, Canadian farmers may not manage to undercut their US peers. We explore why in an interactive chart.

Greenhouse with envy: Emissions vs subsidies

An innovative study by the Inter-American Development Bank studies the link between greenhouse gas emissions and policy support. We sum up the results in an interactive chart.

Talking turkey: who’s gobbling up the market?

Production of the bird has grown eightfold over the past 50 years. As we show in a couple of charts, thanks for the boom can be given to the US, but the EU has also stepped up its game.

Animal spirits: What drives US farm cash receipts

Farmers can rejoice at a small boost to their incomes in 2017. But, as we show in this chart, they don’t owe it to the money they’re harvesting from crops.

Producers expect land value stabilization

Hertz Real Estate Services president Douglas Hensley tells Agri Investor that a strong harvest and recent farmland market resilience have helped buoy sentiment among producers, echoing the findings of the latest Ag Economy Barometer from Purdue University and CME Group.

Tricky terrain: The UK farmland market

With still much to be decided about Britain’s economic future outside the EU, uncertainty is weighing on deal volume and value. But there are unexpected winners, we explain in a couple of charts.

Storms cost more as US agri grows in value

Billion-dollar disasters have struck 64 times since 2005, but sophisticated analytical tools mean producers are better prepared, Farmer Mac research director Jackson Takach tells Agri Investor.

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