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Farmland Partners CEO: ‘5% of portfolio is sold’

Chief executive Paul Pittman says while FPI has received interest in its entire portfolio, the NYSE-traded REIT plans to continue pursuing opportunistic individual sales.

Food waste agtech firms raise combined $17m in funding

Hazel Technologies and Cambridge Crops have pioneered methods for extending the shelf life of fruit and veg.
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Peoples Company looks in-house for new sustainability director

New sustainability director Mollie Aronowitz says she expects her new position will bring her in closer contact with institutional investors.

Inari raises $89m Series C for seed tech

Chief executive Ponsi Trivisvavet says her management team’s agricultural backgrounds gives the company an understanding of where it should pursue disruption in the sector.

Pipeline Foods launches sustainability program

Senior vice-president for agriculture and public affairs Erin Heitkamp expects to see standardization of industry-sector issues and key performance indicators.
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Agrivida seeks $20m for feed additives commercialization, research in Series F

Animal nutrition-focused company's chief executive says private equity firms are investigating opportunities to combine varied food and agtech investments.
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Why private capital is a good match for regenerative ag

A USDA-backed report has provided clear direction for private fund managers interested in tapping growing institutional demand for regenerative agricultural investment strategies.
Wish Farms chief operating officer JC Clinard told Agri Investor that his company plans to keep it planted predominately in conventional and organic strawberries

Gladstone acquires California strawberry property for $9m

Florida-headquartered Wish Farms, to which Gladstone has immediately leased the 324 acres of farmland in Salinas, plans to produce organic and conventional strawberries, as well as rotations in vegetables.

Butterfly to devote 10% of fund’s net profits to food philanthropy – exclusive

Co-founders Adam Waglay and Dustin Beck say donating a portion of profits from KKR spinout's $520m debut fund will help it to deepen connections in the food industry.

Is ag starting to see some real convergence?

Signs of eroding barriers between largely separate corners of the markets are generating excitement and offer hints for managers looking to meet new demand.
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