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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.

Exclusive: IFAD/Ant ag financing tie-up to offer $170m in China grants

IFAD’s representative in China and Mongolia tells Agri Investor the online payments powerhouse will provide market intelligence to help evaluate business proposals.

What ag can do for your sovereign fund

UK researchers believe including farmland and timber in SWFs’ portfolios enhances their long-term performance. Should we be convinced?

Markets trump everything, says Vilsack

President Obama’s secretary of agriculture tells Agri Investor why he’s working to forge long-term partnerships in China as the Trump Administration follows through on its campaign promise of trade war with the country.

‘EU subsidies were not designed to fatten up Chinese firms’

In the second of a series, we ask a French union exec how he views the recent arrival of Chinese capital in his homeland.

Finding the exit

In the second part of our interview with Proterra managing director Rich Gammill, we learn what convinced the firm to exit its China-focused dairy business to a joint-venture partner.

Meet the Chinese investor who’s putting France on edge

Keqin Hu, the chairman of a detergent and food conglomerate, has discreetly amassed hectares of French arable land. In the first of a series, we gather clues about the billionaire businessman.

Why a Chinese investor is fast becoming France’s bête noire

A string of opaque land acquisitions has put the country’s farmers on edge. Should they be worried?

QIC’s beef business eyes Asia’s protein market

In the second half of a two-part interview, Damien Frawley discusses several ways NAPCO could seek to tap markets across the Pacific and says Chinese strategics are largely 'misunderstood'.

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