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Brexit uncertainty hitting agriculture ahead of UK Parliament vote

Farmland prices in the country have tumbled 15% since their 2015 peak and ag investment has declined amid an unsettled future for the sector, industry insiders tell Agri Investor.

Dramatic cut to Australian winter crop forecast, as production expected to drop 23%

ABARES, the country’s agriculture bureau, revised down its prediction from September 2018 to reflect ‘unfavorable’ conditions in most cropping areas.

One of UK’s largest private farmland sales ‘close’ as two bidders move for Strutt...

Savills and Deloitte are examining the offers for 13,000 acres of freehold farmland, which is expected to cost more than £200m.

Agri Investor Forum: Managers tout market turn

Agri players are seeing significant opportunities for private farmland investors amid financial pressure on US agricultural producers.

Gina Rinehart blasts government interference in Australian ag

Australia’s richest woman and chairman of Hancock Prospecting Group has criticised excessive red tape and the ‘burdens’ placed on ag by government.

Investors should ‘limit reliance on third-party due diligence’

An FAO/OECD report warns that over-reliance on third parties risks missing ‘red flags’ determined by agricultural operations and suggests companies integrate field-based staff and producers on the ground in developing countries to mitigate this.

Agri Investor Forum: Ag funds navigating shifts in LP sentiment

While the opening panel at our 2018 Forum in Chicago acknowledged such near-term headwinds facing managers as increased competition for fixed income, there was optimism for long-term growth.

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.’

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