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A bubble in Australia’s water markets?

Prices for both water entitlements and allocations are at record levels. Investors rejoice, but cotton, rice and dairy producers are feeling the squeeze.

American pensions back Laguna Bay’s eight-farm dairy deal in Tasmania

The firm's debut ag fund encountered few hurdles when bringing in foreign money but its CEO says fresh regulation could now make such transactions more difficult.

Paine Schwartz exits Meadow Foods amid fundraise

After completing two acquisitions since September 2016, the dairy supplier has been acquired by Exponent, a UK mid-market firm.

Distressed Coomboona Dairies for sale following co-owners dispute

The farm went into administration in March after retailer Harvey Norman went public about its disagreement with Hong Kong's Eternal Sound over future plans.

Exclusive: Food and ag chief departs TPG’s The Rise Fund

Joy Basu’s exit from her role with the $2bn vehicle leaves it without a lead executive for agriculture, one of the seven sectors it targets.

Cargill makes $20m upgrade to Minnesota egg facility

Ag giant’s latest move is in response to 'dynamic and competitive' protein market, says firm.

Markets trump everything, says Vilsack

President Obama’s secretary of agriculture tells Agri Investor why he’s working to forge long-term partnerships in China as the Trump Administration follows through on its campaign promise of trade war with the country.

SALIC adds ex-COFCO exec: reports

Matthew Jansen, who had the same position with China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation’s international grain business, has reportedly joined Saudi Arabia’s state-backed ag investment unit as chief executive.

Finding the exit

In the second part of our interview with Proterra managing director Rich Gammill, we learn what convinced the firm to exit its China-focused dairy business to a joint-venture partner.

How Proterra thrived in China’s ‘non-existent’ dairy market

The firm's investment in AustAsia leveraged its connection with Cargill to help create a giant dairy company. In the first instalment of our interview with its managing partner, we explore how it came about.

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