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Excess capacity in Australian dairy is the ‘new norm’: Fonterra

Fonterra’s strategic review continues with a Victorian factory closure and possible sales of Brazilian JV and Chinese farms.

Brazil: Carnival atmosphere or another Latin lesson for ag?

With the conversion of rainforest into farmland likely to be a closely watched gauge of Brazil’s new administration, farmland investors active in the market will be challenged to carefully weigh near-term opportunities and long-term challenges.

Exclusive: Rabobank mulls securitization of UN fund loans

Director of sustainability Bas Ruter tells Agri Investor how the Dutch bank hopes to securitize loans provided through a $1bn facility established alongside the UN once enough investments have been made.

CITIC Agri Fund readies $2.65bn war chest for further takeovers

A portfolio company of the Chinese giant will be tasked with managing Dow’s Brazilian assets, which CITIC’s agri unit just bought for $1.1bn in a bid to “become global.”

Arlon takes stake in Brazilian dairy company

The food and agri private equity firm has acquired a minority stake in Betânia.

Brazil’s sugar sector to see more bankruptcies

The outlook for Brazil’s sugar and ethanol sector remains bleak, Fitch says, with more defaults and bankruptcy filings expected.

Learning from Brazil’s ‘Weak Meat’ scandal

Monica Ganley, founder and principal of Quarterra, offers her thoughts on the fallout from the recent Brazilian meat scandal, 'Carne Fraca,' and how investors can learn from it.

Brazil’s investment climate stabilising says aqua exec

An improved economic outlook for Brazil promises stability for investors, says Aqua Capital's Sebastian Popik.

IFC invests in Brazilian ethanol producer

The funding will go into expanding CerradinhoBio's production capacity for sugar ethanol and bio-based electricity.

Brazil growth hitting US corn production – USDA

Impact of Brazil's rising corn exports is evidenced in seasonal shifts in US export numbers, a USDA report says.

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