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Paine Schwartz adds former Sunrise exec as operating partner

Ed Haft already serves on the boards of three Paine portfolio companies and was chief executive at Sunrise Growers before the firm sold the frozen fruit processor and marketer to SunOpta for $450m in 2015.

Rise in farm real estate delinquencies ‘could signal future sales’

Kansas City Fed agriculture economist Cortney Cowley explains to Agri Investor how its most recent Ag Finance Databook demonstrates challenges the US faces due to a surging national economy.

Australian agtech lagging other countries but outlook is ‘positive’

A new report has found Australia invested $0.12 per capita in agtech in 2016, far behind $5.80 in the US and $6.05 in Israel.

The Andersons buys Lansing in $305m deal

Macquarie Group of Australia and New Hope Group, a Chinese private equity firm, are among those that have invested in the commodities transportation and merchandising business.

Peoples Company launches cover-crop initiative in bid to boost land value

The program aims to bring the focus of the farm management industry from boosting cash yield to long-term appreciation, in keeping with the objectives of many institutional investors, says president Steve Bruere.

Exclusive: NZ Super Fund considering first investments in US agriculture

New Zealand’s sovereign wealth fund is aiming to increase its ag weighting to 3% of its assets and is increasingly looking offshore to achieve this, following its first move into Australia in 2017.

Northern California draws in private capital in post-drought recovery

The 'very efficient' almond market and rising land values are probably among the factors that just prompted AgIS Capital to buy a 952-acre property for a reported $24m.

Bill Gates-linked firms ramp up bets on farmland investments

Sources say the addition of a $171m Pacific Northwest property to an entity containing Mississippi Delta assets comes amid signs the Microsoft founder's vehicles are increasing exposure to US farmland.

Soaring commodity prices and rising land values ‘boosting Australian forestry’

We catch up with New Forests chief executive David Brand as the firm starts to deploy its A$873m third fund dedicated to the region.

Paine Schwartz backs animal nutrition with Fund IV investment

MS Biotech has commercialized a product that helps cattle and dairy farmers reduce labor and forage costs by accelerating the transition to high-concentrate diets.

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