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Gladstone acquires Michigan blueberry farm ahead of ‘blue wave’

The market is bracing for a supply surge as the past decade’s plantings begin to bear fruit, an insider told us.

Macquarie, Costa seal three avocado deals, deploy A$110m

The group is getting close to being able to supply the fruit all year round after purchasing a facility in a fourth Australian region.

Macquarie hits first close on new A$1bn diversified fund

Backed by the Clean Energy Finance Corporation and other institutional investors, the 15-year vehicle will target both row and permanent crops across Australia.

Permanent crops to buoy Australian deals in 2018, says CBRE

Sheep and horticultural assets will be the hot-ticket items that continue to draw investor interest in Australian ag, the real estate firm predicts.

Row crop recovery: a threat to organic?

Shortly after acquiring a 6000-acre farm in Washington state, founder Craig Wichner says the case for listing Farmland LP’s second vehicle, for which it is seeking $150m, may become prevalent in the future.

Agriculture Capital enters Australia with citrus acquisition

The purchase of the 500-acre Mowbray Farm constitutes half of a partnership AC has established with the Diaco Family, that also includes plans for a greenfield fruit-processing facility.

Earthly matters: Farmland returns, permanent vs annual

Farmland performance is bouncing back, but not every asset is benefiting the same. We single out the winners in an interactive chart.

Agri has become overwhelmingly private

Nearly 90% of assets held by funds are now unlisted, with the notable entry of sovereign wealth funds targeting the entire value chain.

Upside Down Under

The level of institutional interest in Australian agriculture is nothing short of historic. Is it because of the market’s intrinsic attractiveness or the paucity of opportunities elsewhere?

Months after final close, Pontifax backs biostimulants

The firm has led a funding round for a company focused on ‘high-value’ and row crops, a sector its co-founder describes as agtech’s ‘single fastest-growing area.’

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