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Duxton Broadacre Farms buys A$15m South Australia mixed property

The listed vehicle has purchased the farm to give its portfolio greater geographical diversification.

NCREIF: Income drives modest Q3 farmland return

Though a spike in Southeast appreciation raised questions for many, market participants tell us the report generally accurately reflects current conditions across US farmland markets.

Gladstone acquires California fig orchard for $23m

Kevin Herman, founder of the Specialty Crop Company, which has signed an eight-year lease on the property, tells Agri Investor why figs are ‘the perfect crop to be growing in California right now.’

SFP moves away from fund structure for Iowa farm deal

Founder and chief executive Harn Soper tells Agri Investor how feedback from LPs helped guide the firm’s journey from smaller to larger fund targets and back again, before moving away from the structure entirely.

Australia’s drought policy is of little benefit to investors

The Australian government’s interventions in the sector to subsidize farmers struggling with drought may ultimately do more harm than good.

Rise in farm real estate delinquencies ‘could signal future sales’

Kansas City Fed agriculture economist Cortney Cowley explains to Agri Investor how its most recent Ag Finance Databook demonstrates challenges the US faces due to a surging national economy.

MainePERS commits $50m to Homestead fund

Chief investment officer Andrew Sawyer tells Agri Investor the $14bn pension is 'pretty close to being fully committed' after allocating more than $800m to ag and timber vehicles since 2014.

Gunn Agri Cattle Fund nears full deployment with cattle breeding property purchase

Gunn Agri Partners’ flagship fund reaches $141.4m in AUM with acquisition of Abingdon Downs.

Peoples Company launches cover-crop initiative in bid to boost land value

The program aims to bring the focus of the farm management industry from boosting cash yield to long-term appreciation, in keeping with the objectives of many institutional investors, says president Steve Bruere.

Exclusive: NZ Super Fund considering first investments in US agriculture

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund is aiming to increase its ag weighting to 3% of its assets and is increasingly looking offshore to achieve this, following its first move into Australia in 2017.

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