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Farmers’ acquisitive mood outweighs macro concerns as US land appreciates

Buyers have shifted from auctions to sale-leasebacks at a time when trade tensions may significantly alter planting decisions, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

The US’s most productive farmland is shrinking

Tracts of agricultural land are being lost to urban development, says the American Farmland Trust. We canvassed the market to understand what investors can gain from targeting assets covered by conservation easements.

DOWNLOAD: Lease or operate?

In the second of a series, we map out the ag fund universe by strategy. Flick through our presentation to find the vehicle that fits your bill.

Data snapshot: Listed agri is losing it

Small-caps are the only segment to post gains in Q1, with US agribusiness stocks underperforming their European peers.

Exclusive: Row-crop returns to stay beneath 8 percent over next half decade

Boston-headquartered AgIS highlights rising interest rates as the greatest near-term threat to agriculture in its annual market overview, of which Agri Investor was able to get a preview.

Data snapshot: Top 10 shifts as timberland index branches out

There have been significant changes in the rankings of the largest owners and managers of North American forests in recent months... and more are likely in store.

Finally, some numbers in agtech

Four years after its first fundraising boom, the sector is starting to generate exits. The valuation and return data coming with them will attract institutional money.

Loan delinquencies on the rise, says Farmer Mac

Borrower-specific factors rather than a broader malaise explain much of the increase, according to acting president Lowell Junkins.

Central European farmland prices outpacing every other region

Booming values in Poland, Bulgaria and Romania should not prompt investors to overlook the region’s political and economic uncertainties, according to Savills' latest report.

Meaty issue: US protein consumption is bouncing back

A rare four-year growth streak is helping meat eating recover from a big drop during the recession, with poultry most in demand.

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