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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.

Dairy Farmers of Canada names new CEO

Jacques Lefebvre, most recently chief of the Dairy Processors Association of Canada, has been appointed as the national trade body's new boss.

Ag-focused PE vet joins Vermont impact investor

Skip Wyer tells Agri Investor that that he joined Vermont Works to develop a $50m fund offering 20 percent annual returns through investments in the state’s entrepreneurs, including many agricultural producers focused on sustainability.

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