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MIRA to sell one-fifth of land bought from Hassad in September 2018

Macquari wants to optimize land use within the portfolios of subsidiaries Paraway Pastoral Co and Viridis Ag.

Growth Farms buys majority of Kangaroo Island portfolio and leases SA property

The Sydney-based fund manager took on all but two properties in the Cygnet Park Farms portfolio on behalf of a private buyer and leased a further property on behalf of the same client.

Hamilton Lane: ‘We’re starting to see farmland returns normalize’

Managing director Brent Burnett says recent data suggest return expectations for US farmland are closer to the 6-8% range than the 10-12% suggested by long-term performance.

Peoples Company adds Michigan appraisal firm to growing network

The deal will give Value Midwest clients access to Peoples Company’s brokerage, land management and investment services.
Rural Funds Management's Cobrunga cattle property in Victoria

Rural Funds Management buys first cattle property in Victoria

The manager of ASX-listed Rural Funds Group has purchased Cobrunga, its third pastoral property acquisition and fourth overall since concluding a A$104m entitlement offer in August 2018.

NJDOI enters farmland, backing Homestead with $100m

A memo from acting director Corey Amon highlighted Homestead’s ESG policy and the downside protection offered by “lease structures that transfer the burden of productive yield and crop prices to the farm operator.”

EU organic farmland area up 25%, in line with global trend

The global market for organic food is estimated at over €80bn and forecast to grow, despite high production risks.

PSP Investments: Hawaii cropping plan reflects ag strategy’s growth

Head of natural resources Marc Drouin tells Agri Investor his unit would have been unlikely to take on such a complex agricultural investment three years ago.

Alaska Retirement boosts permanent crop target, opens to direct

ARMB real assets investment manager Nicholas Orr stresses row crops’ limited return potential in calling for changes to the pension’s $852m farmland portfolio.

Gunn Agri Partners to use climate data to target properties for A$350m cropland fund

The Sydney-based manager is leaning on climate-change research to pick properties and is ‘confident’ returns will beat more passive strategies.

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