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Gladstone buys $33m pistachio farm, flags larger Q4 deal

Grower-tenant Rod Stiefvater says the adjustment to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is just getting underway and will transform regional ag 'dramatically.'

Rabobank: Australian grain-fed beef exports could grow 65% in 10 years

Research has found that the level of grain-fed beef exports from Australia could increase to more than 500,000 tonnes by 2030, due to rising demand from an increasingly wealthy middle class in China.

Oxford Uni agtech firm nets £6.3m funding

MoA Technology is trying to discover a weedkilling approach that has a new ‘mode of action’ compared with every other chemical weedkiller on the market.

PSP-backed Cooke Aquaculture and Akva partner on salmon scheme

Akva chief executive Hallvard Muri says the first of at least five projects resulting from the partnership will be in Chile and comes at a time of significant investor interest in land-based aquaculture.

US farmland investors anticipate strong year-end

Peoples Company president Steve Bruere says a number of factors have contributed to recent optimism in farmland markets, which has him feeling bullish for the first time in five years.
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Blue Sky’s former MD: ‘Agriculture in Australia doesn’t suit listed vehicles’

Blue Sky’s real assets division is transferred to Oaktree ownership, with rebranded Blue Sky Water Partners set to carry out investment management operations.

BlueOrchard nears halfway point on $100m fundraise

The InsuResilience Investment Fund offers public money on concessional terms that is designed to act as first-loss capital to help attract additional private investment.

Fonterra set for second loss-making year as ‘new norm’ hits performance

New Zealand dairy giant flags writedowns of more than NZ$800m ahead of its full-year results in September when it will report its second ever annual loss.

Farmland Partners CEO: ‘5% of portfolio is sold’

Chief executive Paul Pittman says while FPI has received interest in its entire portfolio, the NYSE-traded REIT plans to continue pursuing opportunistic individual sales.

Food waste agtech firms raise combined $17m in funding

Hazel Technologies and Cambridge Crops have pioneered methods for extending the shelf life of fruit and veg.
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