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Meat and dairy producers are not doing their job on emissions

The meat, fish and dairy sector’s efforts to monitor and reduce greenhouse gas emissions makes for grim reading, with each stat in the Coller FAIRR Index more surprising than the last.

Rural Bank: ‘Bittersweet’ year for Australian ag exports

Rural Bank warns that the outlook for 2019-20 is ‘mixed’ and impressive growth in cattle exports this year was largely driven by an increase in production due to drought-induced destocking.
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Australia farmer sentiment ‘split along drought lines’ – Rabobank survey

Confidence in dairy is now higher than it is for other commodities, but farmers in drought-stricken areas are seeing potential profits from higher milk prices being eroded by the costs of water and feed imports.

Fonterra set for second loss-making year as ‘new norm’ hits performance

New Zealand dairy giant flags writedowns of more than NZ$800m ahead of its full-year results in September when it will report its second ever annual loss.

Excess capacity in Australian dairy is the ‘new norm’: Fonterra

Fonterra’s strategic review continues with a Victorian factory closure and possible sales of Brazilian JV and Chinese farms.

Milltrust builds dairy portfolio in New Zealand for buy-and-lease fund

Milltrust Agricultural Investments has taken a 24.9% stake in a new entity managing a portfolio of eight dairy farms across the North and South Islands.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

Bezos family office among group injecting $30m into mayo alternative

Elio Leoni Sceti, co-founder of lead investor The Craftory, says the investment into NotCo reflects a strategy designed to harness a 'seismic shift' in the relationship between brands and consumers over the past five years.

FarmCompany adds dairy to €40m Danish portfolio

The firm is consolidating a group of sustainable farmland assets in Denmark, which now total 1,605 hectares in the country.

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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