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Annual cropping continue to strongly outperform permanent farmland in the Australian Farmland Index, although returns were still only slightly in positive territory.
CEO Ejnar Knudsen says Devil Mountain Wholesale Nursery is the third recent divestment of a Fund II business, reflecting an active stance among strategic investors.
US row crop revenue growth depends on the country’s ability to tap new export markets in a time of growing competition from the Black Sea and LatAm, while reducing a reliance on Chinese buyers.
Aerial shot of combine harvesters in a wheat field in Western Australia
A tighter market is likely to see more deals done based on economic fundamentals rather than hopes of capital gain, Rabobank says.
vineyards with red wine grapes
China’s devastating wine tariffs, changing consumer preferences and an oversupply of grapes is forcing recapitalization and compensation plans.
Almond nut trees in orchard, permanent crop
Munich RE Group asset manager MEAG has built up a €500m farmland portfolio for the insurer through a disciplined upstream approach.
Orange Tree
The ANREV Australian Farmland Index recorded its lowest annualized return to date as returns fell below zero for the first time.
The value of horticultural production is projected to hit a new record in 2024-25, but the good news does not extend to wine production, according to ABARES data.
Cotton growing in a field with sun rising
Louis Dreyfus Company’s acquisition of Australian firm Namoi Cotton comes as the industry seeks innovation in the face of climate concerns.
Negative appreciate across numerous permanent crops such as almonds, pistachios and citrus fruits wiped out income returns on a net basis.

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