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Agri Investor Forum: Managers tout market turn

Agri players are seeing significant opportunities for private farmland investors amid financial pressure on US agricultural producers.

Agri Investor Forum: Ag funds navigating shifts in LP sentiment

While the opening panel at our 2018 Forum in Chicago acknowledged such near-term headwinds facing managers as increased competition for fixed income, there was optimism for long-term growth.

New Homestead Capital farmland fund lands $25m commitment

The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has backed the San Francisco-based firm, which is targeting up to $700m for a strategy blending higher-risk greenfield developments and more stable, lower-returning properties.

Organic edge allows Pipeline Foods to buy Iowa grain elevator from ADM

Chief executive Eric Jackson says the construction of an ethanol plant nearby helped trigger a sale by ADM, which will continue to use part of the facility for conventional soybeans.

Planfarm relaunches $250m agri fund amid ‘very strong’ season for WA wheat belt

Western Australian Farm Investment Fund is targeting 13.5% IRR but has received little interest from domestic superannuation funds.

DOWNLOAD: Lease or operate?

In the second of a series, we map out the ag fund universe by strategy. Flick through our presentation to find the vehicle that fits your bill.

Area One launches two funds

Co-founder and president Joelle Faulkner explains to Agri Investor that she supports the ownership restrictions that necessitate distinct vehicles for partially and entirely Canadian pools of capital.

University foundation aims to stoke recovery in farmland donations

University of Illinois Foundation chief investment officer Ellen Ellison tells Agri Investor of hopes donated farmland can constitute part of a 'barbell' ag portfolio complimented by agribusiness investments drawing on the wider institutions’ industry expertise.

Ag veteran plans open-ended fund at Insight

Former Aquila Capital managing partner Detlef Schoen tells Agri Investor that his new role as head of real assets for Insight Investment will focus on the creation of an open-ended, diversified agriculture vehicle.

How Agriculture Capital attracted public pensions

In the first installment of a two-part interview, we look at the challenges the firm had to overcome to get institutional investors to commit to its $548m second fund.

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