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Gladstone acquires California almond orchard for $8m

The purchase of the 761-acre property comes as USDA predicts record production of the nut.

GrainCorp offer remains shrouded in mystery

Long-Term Asset Partners appeared out of the blue to bid for the agribusiness, with a purported link-up with Allianz to help remove volatility from ag investing – but GrainCorp’s business is ripe for disruption anyway.

EU and Australian drought boosting global grain prices, says Rabobank

Cost rises and tighter supplies will put EU beef producers under increasing pressure.

Agri Investor Forum: Integrating biologicals is essential to future ag growth

At last month’s Agri Investor Forum in Chicago discussion about bridging gap between farmland and agtech, panelists from Vestaron, Marrone Bio Innovations and AgLaunch focused on focused largely on biopesticide products and consumers’ growing demand for organics and traceability.

Dramatic cut to Australian winter crop forecast, as production expected to drop 23%

ABARES, the country’s agriculture bureau, revised down its prediction from September 2018 to reflect ‘unfavorable’ conditions in most cropping areas.

Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

Australian investors make A$2.4bn bid for agribusiness giant GrainCorp

Asset manager Long-Term Asset Partners, backed by an undisclosed group of Australian investors, offers to acquire 100% of the company’s shares.

Gladstone enters Texas with $8.5m potato property deal

Kyle Amos, president of Highfield Farm Asset Services, tells Agri Investor the property purchased by the NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT neighbors others owned by institutional investors.

Duxton Broadacre Farms buys A$15m South Australia mixed property

The listed vehicle has purchased the farm to give its portfolio greater geographical diversification.

Gladstone acquires California fig orchard for $23m

Kevin Herman, founder of the Specialty Crop Company, which has signed an eight-year lease on the property, tells Agri Investor why figs are ‘the perfect crop to be growing in California right now.’

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