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LISTEN: Why ag salaries are on the rise

In our first podcast, we speak to Kincannon & Reed's Jos Boeren to find out who's hiring, what résumés they want to receive and whether LPs and GPs are starting to compete for talent.

Nigerian SWF-backed fund buys 3,500ha of farmland

The investment was made alongside ag manager UFF, in which South Africa's Old Mutual increased its share to 49% two years ago.

Who’s afraid of emerging markets?

Timber and ag investors seem more eager to travel to developing countries than peers in other asset classes. Why is that?

Digging deep in Denmark, facing anger in Hungary

Savills' Ian Bailey tells Agri Investor that institutional investors are more risk averse today than 10 years ago, when they at least seemed curious about frontier markets.

‘Institutional-grade’ cotton farms back up for sale in Queensland

This is the fourth time Eastern Australia Agriculture has put the Kia Ora and Clyde properties on the block since it bought them in 2008.

Australian ag returns leave US in dust despite slowdown

'Good seasons and good commodity prices' have buoyed the NCREIF Farmland Index but don't expect high-teen returns to last, says Growth Farms' David Sackett.

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.

Why a Chinese investor is fast becoming France’s bête noire

A string of opaque land acquisitions has put the country’s farmers on edge. Should they be worried?

Farmland Partners’ portfolio will not go to PE, says CEO

On an earnings call, Paul Pittman addressed liquidation scenarios while lamenting the gulf between the company’s $12-per-share net asset value and $7-per-share stock price.

SFP adjusts fund target to $50m

Sustainable Farm Partners founder Harn Soper tells Agri Investor how the firm’s organic strategy has been shaped by Iowa’s anti-corporate farming laws and changes in the agricultural bank lending landscape.

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