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Short-seller Bonitas resumes attack on Rural Funds Management

US-based short-seller argued that EY report was ‘not a clean bill of health’ and had ‘backfired’ on Rural Funds Management, as the ASX-listed firm begins legal action.

Gladstone buys $33m pistachio farm, flags larger Q4 deal

Grower-tenant Rod Stiefvater says the adjustment to California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act is just getting underway and will transform regional ag 'dramatically.'

LGIAsuper hires new CIO from Equip Super

A$13bn LGIAsuper has tapped Troy Rieck to take over as new CIO, leaving the same role at Melbourne-based Equip Super.

Harvest Returns targets $25m for Opportunity Zones Fund

Chief executive Chris Rawley says new vehicle will offer 10-12 percent annualized returns through agricultural investments that harness incentives included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017.

OTPP’s Goodfellow: ‘I’ve always preferred own-and-operate model in Australian ag’

The CEO of the pension's Australian ag portfolio told Agri Investor's Melbourne Forum it is looking to diversify its holdings by both geography and sector after building significant market positions in almonds and avocados.

NCREIF: Drought sees Australian returns dip in Q1 as annualized returns remain strong

Capital appreciation returns continue to grow in permanent farmland thanks to the rising value of water entitlements – but dry conditions have hurt returns elsewhere.

‘Unsustainable’ Murray-Darling planting levels could crash market

Sunrice chairman Laurie Arthur warns of casualties among irrigation enterprises and industries if horticultural development keeps going at the current rate.

Blue Sky enters receivership after Oaktree loan covenant breach

Future is unclear for the Brisbane-based asset manager as receivers are appointed after ‘significant instability and uncertainty’ at Blue Sky.

NCREIF: Australian ag returns fall for second successive year in 2018

The latest Australian Farmland Index paints a positive picture for Australian agriculture, although drought conditions in the east are hitting returns in some cases.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.
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