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Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Capital gains propel Australia’s permanent ag to the top of the crop

The latest NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which splits annual and permanent cropland for the first time, shows ag returns Down Under continuing to outperform the US.

Washington-backed Arable Capital adds to irrigation platform

After closing a $300m debut fund last summer, the acquisition of Universal Irrigation marks the third such deal for the West Coast midstream specialists.

Rural Funds Management continues expansion with Queensland acquisitions

The manager of ASX-listed Rural Funds Group has bought cotton and cattle properties months after securing A$150m through an equity raise.

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.

A bubble in Australia’s water markets?

Prices for both water entitlements and allocations are at record levels. Investors rejoice, but cotton, rice and dairy producers are feeling the squeeze.

Private investors face public peers in ‘tug of war’ over vineyard assets

AgIS's $35m reported acquisition of a Californian winery suggests the jury is still out on the right capital structure for the wine business.

Farmland Partners announces asset sales in wake of stock plunge

Chief executive Paul Pittman tells Agri Investor the sales are unconnected to a 40% drop in share value and remains opposed to divesting the REIT's portfolio in one block.

Arable acquires second Californian irrigation company

The acquisition of Lodi Pump and Irrigation follows the firm’s purchase of Hydratec earlier this year.

Pistachio and almond export demand outpaces walnuts: Farmer Mac

A fund manager with some tree nut investments tells Agri Investor that protectionism is a new and growing concern in the market.

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