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African swine fever’s unknowable toll

It’s too soon to know how institutional investors not directly invested in China’s pig farms will be affected, but no interested party can afford to take their eye off an outbreak that is expected to claim 55% of China's pig herd by year-end.

Glencore Agri subsidiary acquires assets from troubled ILTA Grain

ILTA engaged Origin Merchant Partners in March 2019 to solicit interest for a sale of, or investment in, all or part of its assets.

Rabobank: Australian grain-fed beef exports could grow 65% in 10 years

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.

Chinese-owned Rifa Salutary puts beef portfolio up for sale

The portfolio in NSW and Victoria will be sold as a whole or in parts and is expected to fetch more than A$150m.

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.

Mother Nature might get a vote on US/China ‘de-coupling’

Ag is at the center of a fierce dispute between the world’s two largest economies about the rules of global trade. Disease - and the disruption it brings - could highlight how global trade can be a force for good.

Chinese investment in Australian ag slows to trickle in 2018

Only $85m of deals were made by Chinese investors into Australian agriculture, part of an overall decline in investment in all sectors of 37.6%.

China and US hold biggest foreign stakes in Australian water

A new register for foreign interests has found China and the US each hold 1.9% of the total water entitlement on offer in Australia.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.

IFC acquires Washington apple companies amid active market

Washington agronomist Stu Turner tells Agri Investor that a large apple crop in 2017 has helped financial investors play an increasingly active role in the state’s farmland market.
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