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LandFund Partners lands $10m in acquisitions in Q2

Managing director Chris Morris says after accumulating Mid-South farmland properties since 2012, the firm’s portfolio has reached the $100m range typically of interest to institutional investors.

Permanent crop opportunities improving, despite Midwest distress

Trade war has had little impact on LP demand for exposure to Farmland Investors’ open-ended vehicle, says UBS.

Texas Downs property hits NSW market

Meat processor Thomas Foods is selling the 5,728ha horticulture property, which has a High Security water entitlement for the Darling River.

Chinese investment in Australian ag slows to trickle in 2018

Only $85m of deals were made by Chinese investors into Australian agriculture, part of an overall decline in investment in all sectors of 37.6%.

$20m Series D backs pongamia tree expansion

Chief executive Naveen Sika says the company is in discussions with PE firms and other institutional investors about whether the pongamia might be well-suited to Florida farmland previously planted in citrus.

Ex-Blue Sky directors launch new fund manager backed by Pinnacle – exclusive

Nick Waters and Patrick Hayden will be co-managing partners of Brisbane-headquartered Riparian Capital Partners, Pinnacle Investment Management's first ag-focused affiliate.

Institutions could turn to accumulating smaller tracts in Mid-South land markets

Availability of investment-grade farmland continues to be limited, says president of American Society of Farm Managers and Appraiser’s Mid-South chapter.

ODI aims to guide developing market investors with Tenure Risk Tool

Anna Locke, head of the Overseas Development Institute’s program on agricultural development and policy, says investors too often take government guarantees that land is available for investment at face value.

Keeping their heads above water

For both debt and equity providers, flooding in the US Midwest could provide opportunities to demonstrate the benefits institutional capital can offer.

Farmland Partners expects at least $37m in 2019 sales

FPI’s sales will focus on ‘the lower end of the cap-rate scale,’ says chief executive Paul Pittman.
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