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Wish Farms chief operating officer JC Clinard told Agri Investor that his company plans to keep it planted predominately in conventional and organic strawberries

Gladstone acquires California strawberry property for $9m

Florida-headquartered Wish Farms, to which Gladstone has immediately leased the 324 acres of farmland in Salinas, plans to produce organic and conventional strawberries, as well as rotations in vegetables.

Harvest Returns targets $25m for Opportunity Zones Fund

Chief executive Chris Rawley says new vehicle will offer 10-12 percent annualized returns through agricultural investments that harness incentives included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

Blue Road enters baby greens with B&W Quality Growers acquisition

Derek McDowell, MD at seller Boyne Capital, says the sales process attracted 'pretty robust' interest from private equity and strategic buyers.

FinDev backs Peruvian agribusiness with $8m loan

Development Finance Institute Canada makes its first direct agribusiness investment.

AgIS-backed California Olive Ranch completes sale and leaseback with Gladstone

The $9.2m deal comes two years after the olive producer received a $35m investment to support a doubling of its acreage.

Kilter Rural CEO: Environment can benefit from ag investing

Cullen Gunn says investing in agriculture and improving the environment can be achieved simultaneously as his firm continues targeting A$500m for its Australian Farmlands Fund.

Cotton growers in Murray-Darling Basin offer A$100m of water entitlements for sale

The group of farming families is offering a buyer the chance to return the water to the environment.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

Gladstone acquires Michigan blueberry properties for $7.8m

The NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT’s expansion comes as blueberry markets face reduced California production and growing competition from Mexico, Peru and Chile.
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