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Pensions turn to operating strategies as endowments get hungry for land

Wary of a disconnect between land prices and income, institutional investors are 'hesitant' to go into traditional farmland, Hamilton Lane's Brent Burnett tells Agri Investor.

Storms cost more as US agri grows in value

Billion-dollar disasters have struck 64 times since 2005, but sophisticated analytical tools mean producers are better prepared, Farmer Mac research director Jackson Takach tells Agri Investor.

How to make money from conservation investments

A fresh report seeks to address the ‘disconnect’ between conservation organizations and institutional investors. Its authors told us how LPs can hope to generate returns.

Farmland REITs challenged by succession, markets

After both Farmland Partners and Gladstone Land reported earnings last week, observers are speculating on the future for each.

Agriculture Capital: ‘We do regenerative agri because it drives returns and risk’

In the second installment of a two-part interview, we zoom in on what underpins the firm’s focus on sustainable agriculture.

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.

Exclusive: ADM’s debut agri fund buys Spanish olive oil maker for more than $130m

The firm, which is currently raising Cibus with a $500m target, has already deployed more than 50% of the equity raised at first close.

Inside Paine Schwartz’s vegetable seed production platform

Paine Schwartz partner Angelos Dassios says Verisem will look to acquire peers as it seeks to fill a niche overlooked by breeders and distributors.

Investor appetite flows into Australia’s Riverina Region

Known as the country’s ‘food bowl’, the region’s capacity for year-round crop production as well as permanent plantings is a major draw for institutional investors – both domestic and foreign.

Agriculture Capital flies past target to close Fund II on $548m

The vehicle will seek low-teen returns through investments in farmland and processing assets devoted to sustainable production of tree nuts, citrus and blueberries.