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LISTEN: Why ag salaries are on the rise

In our first podcast, we speak to Kincannon & Reed's Jos Boeren to find out who's hiring, what résumés they want to receive and whether LPs and GPs are starting to compete for talent.

Loan delinquencies on the rise, says Farmer Mac

Borrower-specific factors rather than a broader malaise explain much of the increase, according to acting president Lowell Junkins.

Exclusive: AgFunder looks beyond tech as it aims to become a full-fledged fund manager

The crowdfunding platform may launch larger funds and segregated accounts after unveiling its debut co-investment vehicle last month, said co-founder Michael Dean.

Michigan seeks to mop up milk surplus with $58m dairy factory

Producers in the state lost more than $164m last year, according to its agricultural department, at a time when the industry is slowly opening up to private equity.

Farmland Partners’ portfolio will not go to PE, says CEO

On an earnings call, Paul Pittman addressed liquidation scenarios while lamenting the gulf between the company’s $12-per-share net asset value and $7-per-share stock price.

SFP adjusts fund target to $50m

Sustainable Farm Partners founder Harn Soper tells Agri Investor how the firm’s organic strategy has been shaped by Iowa’s anti-corporate farming laws and changes in the agricultural bank lending landscape.

Meaty issue: US protein consumption is bouncing back

A rare four-year growth streak is helping meat eating recover from a big drop during the recession, with poultry most in demand.

FDI in US dairy to open up market for private capital

Growing partnerships between foreign companies and US cooperatives could help shape future opportunities for institutional investors, senior economist Ben Laine tells Agri Investor.

Sub-Saharan ag needs to move beyond DFI reliance, says PE boss

The growth of Africa's middle class is 'over-hyped,' says EXEO Capital's Herman Marais as he details his firm's efforts to boost the private sector's role in its second vehicle.

Large farmers have captured lion’s share of rise in land prices

The USDA says 'major owners' added an average of 132 acres to their holdings since 2000 and that land values will probably continue to decline.

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