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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.

SCERS commits $40m to Paine Schwartz amid real assets push

The investment comes as the $9bn Sacramento pension earmarks up to 30% of an increased real assets portfolio for ag and timber by 2020.

Tariff retaliation relief package to provide $7m benefit to organics

Mercaris senior economist Ryan Koory and founder Kelle James tell Agri Investor how the support comes as US organic producers navigate changes in import and investment patterns.

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