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Record-high prices for Australian cattle could continue to rise in 2021, which could affect the sector in the medium term – but the industry is a strong position heading into the new year.
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Sydney Business School’s professor Hans Hendrischke dissects the rationale behind China’s punitive trade measures against Australia and the likely scenarios that could play out.
Joint ventures, new funds and private placements all focused on securing exposure to new and existing aquaculture businesses points to a long-term interest in the industry.
Senior managing director Matt Jansen discusses the ongoing shift from globalization to nationalism and how political conditions have shaped his career in global ag markets.
A trade dispute between China and Australia emerged in 2020, with the latter on the receiving end of threats of import suspensions and tariffs. A report from Rural Bank shows the extent to which each commodity could be affected.
Rice fields, Asia
Some US LPs have ‘formal mandates to reduce their allocation to Asia’ due to the US-China trade war, said Proterra Asia managing partner Tai Lin.
Investment in agriculture by Chinese entities fell to zero in 2019, the first time this has happened since the Australian National University started compiling data in 2014.
Founder Nick Cooney says Asian family offices provided 70% of the $23m already raised towards a $50m target, as Asian governments introduce incentives to support investment into the alternative protein space.
Derecho storm
With a ready and willing buyer in China and logistics that have handled coronavirus well, US corn and soybean farmers just need weather conditions to play out in their favor.
Lion Dairy & Drinks is Australia’s second-largest milk processor but the proposed sale did not include any farmland, an area of concern during previously blocked Chinese takeover bids.
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