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Chief sustainability officer Brian Kernohan says fund-level reporting and enrolling 300,000 acres into Leading Harvest part of designed to respond to growing sustainability scrutiny among LPs.
The race to buy and build profitable greenhouses favors capital that can strengthen project finance, construction and government relations networks in key geographies.
Partner Liz Harrison says a decrease among US producer respondents willing buy inputs online reflects large suppliers' lack of commitment to digital channels and the growing role of trusted agronomists.
Ejnar Knudsen says US pensions are among LPs in a distinct AGR vehicle focused on the type of ag-related real assets that proved resilient throughout covid-19-related shutdowns.
Organic walnuts, nuts
The $750m vehicle follows the same buy-and-build strategy of its $433m predecessor and is likely to attract LPs from Europe and the Middle East as well as North America.
Chairman Dave Chen says the 40-acre planned greenfield facility reflects the growing demand for scale in greenhouse sector that has rendered some smaller facilities ‘stranded assets.’
Meat industry, meats hanging in the cold store slaughterhouse, cattle
A cyberattack on US beef production will serve as a data point within an ongoing re-calibration of private sector and national security interests in protecting key supply chains.
Founder Allison Kopf says banks, private funds and midstream incumbents could all be among lenders supporting expected capex of about $20bn over the next 10 years for leafy greens alone.
Flagship general partner Ignacio Martinez says the company’s integrated approach to pest management has an initial focus on olive pests and citrus greening, with plans to achieve revenue by early 2022.
Timber, forest, harvest, truck
The imbalance between supply and demand that is partly a hangover from the global financial crisis is expected to narrow over the next decade and timber prices should benefit, says Domain Timber Advisors’ Jack Izard.
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