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MIRA to sell one-fifth of land bought from Hassad in September 2018

Macquari wants to optimize land use within the portfolios of subsidiaries Paraway Pastoral Co and Viridis Ag.

Investors in Australian water and cotton ‘not at risk’ following Murray-Darling Basin report

Cotton Australia condemns a ‘dangerous political stunt’ from a South Australia senator proposing a banning on cotton exports.

Equilibrium acquires greenhouses with plans to expand

The firm plans double the size of Houweling’s Group’s 30-acre Utah greenhouse, as expansion capital becomes increasingly important for the indoor ag market.

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.

PSP Investments: Hawaii cropping plan reflects ag strategy’s growth

Head of natural resources Marc Drouin tells Agri Investor his unit would have been unlikely to take on such a complex agricultural investment three years ago.

TRS Louisiana creates $100m AgIS separate account

AgIS founder and president Jeff Conrad told a conference audience last month that US pensions are increasingly viewing farmland as a permanent fixture of their asset mix.

NCREIF: Australian farmland continues to outperform US but drought begins to bite

Land Down Under achieved total annual returns of 12.75%, compared with 6.87% in the US, according to the Australian Farmland Index.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.
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PSP buys majority stake in BFB from Proterra Investment Partners

The deal represents PSP’s latest major investment in Australian agriculture and has received FIRB approval.

Kilter Rural sells 50% stake to Regal Funds Management and launches A$250m farmland fund

Regal will also help raise funds for the Kilter Water Fund, while two of its directors will join Kilter’s board.

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