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CPC sells Queensland cattle property as Terra Firma continues search for buyer

Sell-down of CPC’s portfolio continues, leaving the firm with 11 properties as it continues to look for a buyer.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.

Blue Sky appoints new permanent CEO

The Brisbane-based asset manager has appointed Joel Cann as CEO, who most recently oversaw a restructure at ASX-listed holiday park operator Aspen Group.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

Grains VC fund aims to foster Australian agtech ecosystem

Sydney-based Artesian Venture Partners has launched its A$50m GrainInnovate VC fund with backing from the Grains Research and Development Corporation

GrainCorp sells Australian bulk liquid terminals for A$350m

Long-Term Asset Partner’s mysterious bid for 100% of GrainCorp faces a May 10 deadline after sale of liquid terminals to ANZ Terminals, owned by several infra fund managers.

Blue Sky to raise new ag fund, renegotiate loan terms with Oaktree

The Brisbane-based asset manager is in discussions with Oaktree Capital Management over its lending covenants, although MD Kim Morison said investors should have ‘no concerns’.

Stafford launches A$150m Australia-focused farmland fund

Stafford made its first farm acquisitions in the country in December, using a separate account, head of agriculture and food Jos Boeren told us.

Saudi Arabia makes first move into Australian ag with plans to deploy ‘hundreds of...

Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company has bought 200,000 ha of land in WA from John Nicoletti and is considering opening an office in Perth.

Australian start-up reveals AI-powered farm valuation platform

Agtech start-up Digital Agriculture Services recently secured funding from CSIRO and has seen strong interest from investors in using its web-based platform.

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