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US farm bill failure clouds investors’ view

Last week, the bill failed to pass on the floor of the House of Representatives by a wide margin. We assess what's at stake for private investors.

Dodging disasters

Often ripe for disruption, emerging-market agribusiness offers abundant promise – and plenty of pitfalls. Here are some hints on how to side-step them.

Land unlocked: Earning double-digit returns in Uganda

Fresh infrastructure projects and political will could soon put the country more firmly on the radar of investors, but risks are commensurate with potential rewards.

200,000ha broadacre portfolio comes on the block in Western Australia

Current owner John Nicoletti sold 70,000ha of land to Hong Kong's CK Life Sciences in 2016 in what was then the biggest single offering of freehold land in Western Australian history.

Farmland Partners expects up to $40m in asset sales in coming year

Chief executive Paul Pittman is adamant the REIT should remain a public company and suggested a final decision on whether to restructure would come within about two years.

LandFund reaches $12m first close amid institutional run towards the Mississippi River Valley

A broker active in the region that is LandFund’s focus tells Agri Investor high-quality farmland there is current priced at between $5,500 and $6,000 per acre.

Trade fears dragged producer sentiment in April: Purdue/CME

A 10 point drop since the prior iteration of the pair’s monthly survey of sentiment among 400 US agricultural producers reveals growing worries regarding the future of China’s purchases US soybeans.

Phatisa hires PE veteran as CIO

After an ag-focused stint with a foundation in London, former Bridgepoint director Robert Jenkins joins the Africa-focused firm as it continues to raise its $300m agriculture fund.

DOWNLOAD: Ag investing, the Nordic way

We assess the attractiveness of Denmark through a series of infographics dissecting the fundamentals and a case study.

Why farmland is priceless

Most landowners look to soil quality and commodity prices to determine how much rent farmers should pay them. They often get it wrong.

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