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Director Joseph Van Wingerden says a desire to grow crops closer to population centers is among factors producing increased rents and investor interest in Virginia, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania farmland.
PowerPollen already has licensing and research partnerships with Corteva and BASF and plans to market directly to individual farmers over the long term, says co-founder Todd Krone.
Windmill, Outback Australia
Associate portfolio manager Brent Snow says the fund may look to use its water portfolio to develop assets directly and take on operational risk, but sale-and-leasebacks will continue to be the main avenue for investment.
Gunn Agri Partners revealed that the Gunn Agri Cattle Fund, which is now fully deployed, reported EBITDA of A$19.7m for the year ending June 2020.
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.
Founder Josh Lessing says the mixture of ag and robotics focused investors contributing to Root AI’s $7.2m seed round feel the same sense of urgency from different perspectives.
Rural Funds Management will use some of the proceeds of the sale to further its macadamia orchard development strategy.
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A growing south-east Asian market, a good sustainability story around Australian cotton and the potential for expansion in the north of the country will underpin export growth, Rabobank says.
James Murdoch-linked Lupa Systems' support of AppHarvest adds to a series of commitments from high-profile investors for the controlled environment ag-focused Equilibrium affiliate.
Detlef Schoen
Schoen says NewAg Partners is eyeing up assets being prematurely disposed of by funds limited by their ‘10-year drop-dead PE’ structure, as it targets IRRs in the 12-15% bracket.
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