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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.

Arable seals California deal, plans merger to boost sliced fruit portfolio

Adam Woiblet, president of Peoples Company west coast affiliate Agribusiness Trading Group, tells Agri Investor private equity interest in the Northwest region’s midstream sector is on the rise.

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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.

Exclusive: Ohio Police and Fire looks to add row crops

Following its $50m debut ag investment in Agriculture Capital’s permanent-crop focused ACM II Fund last year, the Townsend Group has recommended the $15.7bn pension add row-crop exposure.

Peoples Company expands West with ABT acquisition

President Steve Bruere says the acquisition of half of Washington State's AgriBusiness Trading Group is part of an effort to be in each US farmland market drawing institutional investors.

The winners and losers of California’s water crackdown

With a boom in almond orchards contributing to depleting the state’s aquifers, investors should be aware that ‘the party is going to be contained,’ an insider tells us.

Marrone Bio Innovations adds commercial chief following $75m recap

Founder Pam Marrone says former BASF exec Kevin Hammill will bring further heft to the business after an equity injection led by Ospraie Management.

How to milk it in the almond business

California’s nut orchards have been recovering from a cold snap. But patient investors that keep their cool can still double their money in a matter of years.

Exclusive: AGR backs South Carolina peach grower

Chief executive Ejnar Knudsen says the TIAA affiliate plans to entice regional peach and vegetable growers to Titan Farms’ processing facility to leverage the company’s advantageous location.

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