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Exclusive: Dubai SWF plans US farmland splurge as second deal nears

A JV between the emirate’s Investment Corporation and Miami-based Optimum Agriculture is closing in on a $150m land acquisition after buying a 38,000-acre ranch in Florida.

Gladstone buys five Florida farms with Oregon sale proceeds

Urbanization and tax credits were among the factors that made the $37m asset bundle attractive, president and chief executive David Gladstone tells Agri Investor.

Farmland Partners announces asset sales in wake of stock plunge

Chief executive Paul Pittman tells Agri Investor the sales are unconnected to a 40% drop in share value and remains opposed to divesting the REIT's portfolio in one block.

Bunge board adds Tillridge co-founder ahead of possible sale

Mark Zenuk has joined the finance and audit committees at the agricultural giant as it reportedly fields takeover offers from Glencore and ADM.

Iowa farmland: less leveraged, but still off-limits to corporates

The proportion of farmland held debt-free has jumped in recent years, but financial investors will likely be frustrated by a lack of political will to change restrictive laws.

Pinnacle raises $25m for cattle vehicle

Following its $200m acquisition of JBS USA’s feedlots in January alongside Ospraie, the New York-based firm has raised additional capital for cattle investments from a single investor.

Outstanding offer convinces Gladstone to sell $21m asset

The farmland REIT says selling the Oregon property to its current tenant will allow it to pocket a 20% IRR on its initial investment.

Arable acquires second Californian irrigation company

The acquisition of Lodi Pump and Irrigation follows the firm’s purchase of Hydratec earlier this year.

Impact investing turns to healthy pizza

Advantage Capital has used its $154m Rural Business Investment fund to back New Hampshire-based Rustic Crust, which the firm's CEO says continues to demonstrate an 'unwavering commitment to its community.'

The US’s most productive farmland is shrinking

Tracts of agricultural land are being lost to urban development, says the American Farmland Trust. We canvassed the market to understand what investors can gain from targeting assets covered by conservation easements.

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