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Western Sydney International Airport could house agtech cluster: report

Report from the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre proposes a cluster that would enable Australia to increase its exports of fresh fruit and vegetables, and other commodities.

Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

NCREIF index shows earnings driving growth in US timber markets

While the sector improved in Q3, Forest Research Group economist Jack Lutz tells Agri Investor the next quarterly report will provide a clearer picture of the market’s response to the US-China trade dispute.

Booming biofuel demand to help Brazil top LatAm agribusiness

Bruce Rastetter of Summit Ag, which expects to break ground on its second corn ethanol plant in Brazil this month, says key infrastructure projects could also loosen the country’s transportation bottlenecks.

Tariffs on Australian ag exports to Indonesia tumble under free trade deal

A raft of measures will come into effect following the new agreement, with livestock, citrus and dairy exporters set to benefit.

Exclusive: Summit Ag expects $75m first close for $300m agribiz fund

Chief executive Bruce Rastetter says the vehicle will target annual returns of more than 20 percent by investing in mid-cap companies in mid-stream agricultural businesses located in the US Midwest.

Pessimism among farmers and land buyers as trade war rages

After the largest ever one-month drop in agricultural producer sentiment, the 'top 20 wealthiest families' are best placed to hunt for bargains, an insider says.

EXEO partners Norfund to inject $17m into African flower grower

The firm is betting on consolidation of the global horticulture market with the second deal of its follow-on fund, which it is currently raising.

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.

US ag producers optimistic despite ‘tremendous uncertainty’

A five-point jump in sentiment is reported in February’s Purdue University / CME Group Ag Economy Barometer despite concerns about NAFTA renegotiation.

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