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US ag producers optimistic despite ‘tremendous uncertainty’

A five-point jump in sentiment is reported in February’s Purdue University / CME Group Ag Economy Barometer despite concerns about NAFTA renegotiation.

Farmland Partners’ portfolio will not go to PE, says CEO

On an earnings call, Paul Pittman addressed liquidation scenarios while lamenting the gulf between the company’s $12-per-share net asset value and $7-per-share stock price.

Can farmland REITs thrive in Australia?

Rural Funds Group, the country’s only pure agriculture REIT, sees bright prospects in cattle and cotton. We zoom in on the vehicle’s strategy.

Exclusive: Milltrust mulls LatAm fund, eyes Chile portfolio

The firm, which started its Buy & Lease strategy in Australasia 18 months ago, could also look at Uruguay and Paraguay.

Exclusive: Agcapita to close sixth fund on C$8m

Founder Stephen Johnston told Agri Investor that the manager has also raised C$60m for a separate open-ended vehicle targeting institutional investors with a buy-and-lease strategy focused on Canadian farmland.

Bonnefield brings in C$70m commitment for fourth farmland fund

The investment by an unnamed Canadian pension brings Fund IV’s total haul to C$130 million.

Farmland Partners pays $110m for nut orchards a month after fundraise

The US's largest farmland REIT will draw from the $144m it collected in August to buy the assets from a Temasek-owned agribusiness.

Gladstone buys its first vineyard

The US farmland REIT paid $5.4m to purchase White Hawk Vineyard, a California winery where the company hopes to more than double production.

Exclusive: Westchester hires ex-EBRD exec as president

The addition of Peter Bryde comes as the TIAA/Nuveen affiliate expands its agricultural investments in Europe through a dedicated fund.

Gladstone enters cabbage market with Florida purchase

The farmland REIT paid nearly $10m for the property, which is to be operated under a six-year lease to an Ohio-headquartered cabbage grower.

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