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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.'
An FAO/OECD report warns that over-reliance on third parties risks missing ‘red flags’ determined by agricultural operations and suggests companies integrate field-based staff and producers on the ground in developing countries to mitigate this.
While the sector improved in Q3, Forest Research Group economist Jack Lutz tells Agri Investor the next quarterly report will provide a clearer picture of the market’s response to the US-China trade dispute.
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