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Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

Bega Cheese to sell Capilano stake and clear way for take-private bid

The dairy producer has bowed out of contention in the race to buy Capilano, with a China-focused consortium poised to triumph.

Australian and Chinese PE firms partner to launch new investment platform

Agriculture is one of several asset classes under consideration for the Australia China Family Office Alliance which has launched with A$50m of seed capital.

Gladstone buys pair of California cherry orchards

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT says it hopes the $7m deal will be the first of many in a region well-suited to benefit from growing demand for healthy produce.

Exclusive: Summit Ag expects $75m first close for $300m agribiz fund

Chief executive Bruce Rastetter says the vehicle will target annual returns of more than 20 percent by investing in mid-cap companies in mid-stream agricultural businesses located in the US Midwest.

Pessimism among farmers and land buyers as trade war rages

After the largest ever one-month drop in agricultural producer sentiment, the 'top 20 wealthiest families' are best placed to hunt for bargains, an insider says.

Consortium poised to take Capilano Honey private and push into China

Australia’s largest honey producer recommends Wattle Hill and Roc Capital’s joint bid, which values the company at $137m.

Exclusive: Management buyout of ADM Capital private equity arm

A 16-strong team will continue raising CEECAT Recovery Fund II after completing a management buyout.

Trade fears dragged producer sentiment in April: Purdue/CME

A 10 point drop since the prior iteration of the pair’s monthly survey of sentiment among 400 US agricultural producers reveals growing worries regarding the future of China’s purchases US soybeans.

USDA: Tariffs could direct China’s ag investments towards soy

Recent trade tensions could shape China’s overseas agricultural acquisition drive, with Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan among likely targets, says Economic Research Service economist Fred Gale.

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