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Gladstone expects up to $200m in 2019 acquisitions

David Gladstone says the NASDAQ-traded REIT’s pipeline of potential acquisitions is 'as strong as we’ve ever seen', as he hopes to get the company's farmland portfolio to $1bn in 2020.

Cultivian Sandbox fund misses $200m target

The firm secures $130m from strategic ag investors like ADM and Smithfield, as well as its first non-US LPs, like Sumitomo Chemical America.

Paine Schwartz adds animal health vet as OD

Richard Shuler has highlighted data analysis, food safety and the need for alternatives to antibiotics as key drivers of growth within a consolidating animal health market.

Emissions reduction to boost sustainable timber: GIIN

Global Impact Investing Network manager says GPs and LPs involved with timber expect climate change initiatives to help increase income from carbon trading and reforestation.

High industrial hemp returns likely to erode: Farmer Mac

Though profit potential of up to $748 per acre has prompted much excitement, director of economic research Jackson Takach expects currently-elevated returns to shrink by about 2024.

Canadian farmland markets averaged 6.6 percent growth in 2018

In its annual farmland values overview, Canadian ag lender Farm Credit Canada reported large producers were the driving force for continued growth that marked a slowdown from the 8.4 percent pace reported last year.

Is ag suffering from inflated expectations?

The absence of inflation has added complexity to an already challenging fundraising environment. But there's more to the asset class than inflation protection.

Gladstone acquires pistachio property for $28.6m

California legislation of groundwater may be harming the value of such properties, says The Specialty Crop company’s Kevin Herman.

‘We’ve had to be flexible, because if you are not flexible, you die’

With C$400m deployed from Fiera Comox's debut vehicle, partner Bob Saul explains why the firm has shifted focus from a search for assets with existing cashflow to earlier-stage opportunities.

Arable Capital Partners adds former LDC exec as VP

Scott Hogan previously oversaw restructuring of Louis Dreyfus Company’s Florida-headquartered citrus unit following its crop disease crisis.

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