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CPR-AM Invest for Food Generations fund grown to €113 million

In just over a year, the CPR-Asset Management vehicle has expanded rapidly to meet world food challenges and respond to consumer trends including demand for organic produce.

Cargill acquires second Colombian poultry producer

Xavier Vargas, president of Cargill Protein Latin America, tells Agri Investor the acquisition reflects a company-wide focus on protein and is part of $100m investment earmarked for Colombia in 2017-20.

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.

Impact on US grain markets and investment minimal despite tariff ceasefire with China

Markets rose in anticipation of a deal between the two countries, but by limiting the agreement to additional tariffs for 90 days means the effect has been minimal and is likely to remain so, say industry insiders.

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.

Alex Walker appointed to rapidly expand digital farmer-to-farmer network Wefarm

The knowledge-sharing network plans to increase its users from 1 million to 100 million with the expertise of the former Amazon executive.

Irish low-cost dairy loan facility Milk FlexFund2 is a hit

Loan applications under the €100 million vehicle are being secured to help dairy farmers expand sustainably after the abolition of the EU milk quota production scheme.

Gladstone enters Texas with $8.5m potato property deal

Kyle Amos, president of Highfield Farm Asset Services, tells Agri Investor the property purchased by the NASDAQ-listed farmland REIT neighbors others owned by institutional investors.

Equilibrium’s second water fund targets $300m

The vehicle’s predecessor, Wastewater Opportunity Fund, closed on $184m in 2016 and focused on the construction of facilities to process food, beverage, agricultural and municipal wastewater.

New €30m fund created to provide low-cost loans to French farmers and agri businesses

The European Investment Fund and the Regional Council of Nouvelle-Aquitaine are launching a guarantee vehicle to modernize the agriculture sector in the region and capitalize on the trend towards organic production.

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