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Michigan seeks to mop up milk surplus with $58m dairy factory

Producers in the state lost more than $164m last year, according to its agricultural department, at a time when the industry is slowly opening up to private equity.

FDI in US dairy to open up market for private capital

Growing partnerships between foreign companies and US cooperatives could help shape future opportunities for institutional investors, senior economist Ben Laine tells Agri Investor.

Exclusive: Chinese investors, NZ funds eye 22,000ha Tasmania farm

Foreign investment rules introduced this month have not impacted the Rushy Lagoon sale, says CBRE's Peter Ryan, though the wider market may take 'a little time to adjust.'

Paine Schwartz-backed Meadow Foods acquires edible oils producer

The dairy and ingredient provider’s purchase of UK-headquartered Roil Foods follows its add-on of Fayrefield Liquids in August.

Tasmania’s largest farm on the block for more than A$65m

Acquired by its owner for A$8.2m in 1997, the 22,000ha Rushy Lagoon is being sold at a time when the Australian government is introducing tighter regulation on foreign ag investment.

Could a NAFTA rewrite sour CDPQ’s $40m dairy platform?

The C$286bn pension is boosting a co-investment structure to support regional dairy as the sector emerges as a focus of ongoing trade negotiations.

Consumer communication, the next bottleneck

Intrexon's Jack Bobo believes educating the public about the growing role of science in agriculture is crucial to meeting the food challenges of the decades to come.

US ag in China’s trade war crosshairs, says former USDA chief

Despite uncertainties surrounding policy and the threat of economic strife, China remains a more attractive dairy export market than India, Tom Vilsack said at the Peoples Company’s Land Investment Expo.

Exclusive: Milltrust enters Australian dairy with double deal

The firm’s Buy and Lease Fund has acquired seven farms in the country since launching in June 2016, including more than 2,500 hectares in the last three months.

ADM Capital pours $9.4m into Kazakh dairy

The Hong Kong-based firm, which bills itself as the most active PE investor in the Central Asian nation, will acquire a controlling stake in Aina Dairy Farm.

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