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US farm bill failure clouds investors’ view

Last week, the bill failed to pass on the floor of the House of Representatives by a wide margin. We assess what's at stake for private investors.

Taranis acquires ag aerial imagery company as sector ‘roll-up’ kicks off

Ofir Schlam, chief financial officer at the Finistere Ventures portfolio company, tells Agri Investor the transaction shows start-ups can also benefit from inorganic growth.

Indoor ag investors ‘got fingers burnt because they don’t understand costs’

The sector is likely to see rapid consolidation but lucrative opportunities remain, CoBank's Christine Lensing tells Agri Investor.

DOWNLOAD: The bankruptcy time bomb

US farmers have been going bust at an accelerated pace for four consecutive years – and it’s likely to get worse. We explore why in a presentation with Farm Bureau’s John Newton.

Merger combines family-owned logistics and grain firms

A new energy and ag business will be established through the combination of Savage and Bartlett, which is also considering 'strategic alternatives' for its existing 100,000 head of cattle.

Blue Wolf sells two US Southeast sawmills for $200m

Canadian lumbering companies have been encouraged to look south by a pest infestation and recurring trade tensions with the US.

Once-struggling grocery delivery upstart raises $50m to take on Amazon

Backed by VCs including Benchmark and S2G Ventures, California-based Good Eggs is undeterred by what it describes as a raging ‘grocery war.’

BTG Pactual leads club in $1.4bn Texas timber deal

Triple T Timberlands, a joint venture with timber REIT CatchMark Timber Trust, is backed by a lender group that includes CoBank, Medley Management and an anonymous “major Canadian institutional investor.”

CalPERS’ CIO exit is latest in executive departures

Ted Eliopoulos, who has been at the US's largest public pension for more than one decade, will step away by the start of 2019.

Farmland Partners expects up to $40m in asset sales in coming year

Chief executive Paul Pittman is adamant the REIT should remain a public company and suggested a final decision on whether to restructure would come within about two years.

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