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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.

Arable acquires California sliced apple provider Fresh Innovations

Managing director Greg Richards tells Agri Investor that potential expansion of Fresh Innovations California could focus on the apple-growing regions of Michigan and New York.

Singapore’s Olam secures $500m sustainability-linked club loan

Fifteen banks are backing the innovative scheme, which will allow the group to pay lower interest rates once it meets a set of ESG targets.

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.

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