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Future Meat secures $14m in S2G-led Series A

Chief scientist Yaakov Nahmias says the start-up’s methodology means it only takes 14 days to produce cultured chicken or beef, whether it is producing 1kg or 1 tonne of meat.

Rural Funds publishes property values in continuing defense of business

Embattled listed fund manager, which generates income by leasing farmland, published a farm-by-farm breakdown of property values as it tried to reassure investors in the face of a short-selling attack.

Gladstone acquires Nebraska farmland in $14.7m deal

The publicly traded REIT said the acquisition is in line with its strategy of buying or converting farmland from conventional to organic farms

Paine Schwartz takes 30% stake in table grape company

The firm’s investment commits it to a partnership that will see it provide joint funding for Specialty New Fruit Licensing’s activities and ongoing expansion

Could floating farms work in the UK?

The UK has available farmland, but floating farms in ports and harbors close to urban areas could spring up in a post-Brexit landscape. Sue Lister sets out a potential framework for their development.

African swine fever’s unknowable toll

It’s too soon to know how institutional investors not directly invested in China’s pig farms will be affected, but no interested party can afford to take their eye off an outbreak that is expected to claim 55% of China's pig herd by year-end.

Ag ‘thunderstorm’ brings debt and equity opportunities – Tiverton Advisors

Managing partner David Chattleton says for the 'first time in six to seven years' it is an ideal moment to deploy equity, after raising $60m for two ag funds.

Greencoat fund makes £120m sustainable greenhouse investment

The greenhouses will be heated by waste heat from nearby water treatment facilities and result in a 75% carbon footprint reduction.

African swine fever: Inside Proterra’s Shandong joint-venture

Managing partner Rich Gammill’s first-hand account describes the march of a disease that caught out China’s farmers and central government, and left a global supply gap that will impact all protein trade flows.

Drought sees Australian farmland returns dip in Q2 2019 – NCREIF

Farm income returns dropped to their lowest level in four years as dry conditions persist in eastern and northern Australia, but annualized returns remain steady year-on-year.
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