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Taranis acquires ag aerial imagery company as sector ‘roll-up’ kicks off

Ofir Schlam, chief financial officer at the Finistere Ventures portfolio company, tells Agri Investor the transaction shows start-ups can also benefit from inorganic growth.

200,000ha broadacre portfolio comes on the block in Western Australia

Current owner John Nicoletti sold 70,000ha of land to Hong Kong's CK Life Sciences in 2016 in what was then the biggest single offering of freehold land in Western Australian history.

IFC considers $120m loan to Olam ag supply chains

Uganda, Vietnam and Papua New Guinea are among the target countries for the proposed crop-financing program, which aims to improve market access for 40,000 smallholders.

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: AGR backs South Carolina peach grower

Chief executive Ejnar Knudsen says the TIAA affiliate plans to entice regional peach and vegetable growers to Titan Farms’ processing facility to leverage the company’s advantageous location.

Exclusive: Inocucor to hit close on Series B days after debut acquisition

Cash provided by existing investors will be used to seal the ATP deal, which the biostimulant maker's CEO hopes marks the first of a series of strategic purchases.

AGR part of $75m investment in California wine company

Vintage Wine Estates chief executive expects partnership with AGR will mean greater access to grapes owned by Westchester.

Salveo Capital brings on ex-Goldman exec

Thomas Mazarakis tells Agri Investor that changes in public opinion and cannabis investments by multinationals have helped remove the stigma deterring financial professionals.

Arable acquires California sliced apple provider Fresh Innovations

Managing director Greg Richards tells Agri Investor that potential expansion of Fresh Innovations California could focus on the apple-growing regions of Michigan and New York.

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