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Gladstone acquires California almond orchard for $8m

The purchase of the 761-acre property comes as USDA predicts record production of the nut.

Agri Investor Forum: Ag funds navigating shifts in LP sentiment

While the opening panel at our 2018 Forum in Chicago acknowledged such near-term headwinds facing managers as increased competition for fixed income, there was optimism for long-term growth.

Northern California draws in private capital in post-drought recovery

The 'very efficient' almond market and rising land values are probably among the factors that just prompted AgIS Capital to buy a 952-acre property for a reported $24m.

First State Super pauses future investments with Blue Sky

The fund, which has invested in water rights and almonds through the Brisbane-based manager, is monitoring the situation due to potential reputational risk.

SCERS commits $40m to Paine Schwartz amid real assets push

The investment comes as the $9bn Sacramento pension earmarks up to 30% of an increased real assets portfolio for ag and timber by 2020.

Australian Rural Capital to focus on unlisted assets after lack of interest in listed...

The Brisbane-based firm, which was part of a failed Chinese-led bid for S Kidman & Co, has seen ‘continuing interest’ from investors in unlisted assets.

Capital gains propel Australia’s permanent ag to the top of the crop

The latest NCREIF Australian Farmland Index, which splits annual and permanent cropland for the first time, shows ag returns Down Under continuing to outperform the US.

Washington-backed Arable Capital adds to irrigation platform

After closing a $300m debut fund last summer, the acquisition of Universal Irrigation marks the third such deal for the West Coast midstream specialists.

Rural Funds Management continues expansion with Queensland acquisitions

The manager of ASX-listed Rural Funds Group has bought cotton and cattle properties months after securing A$150m through an equity raise.

New Homestead Capital farmland fund lands $25m commitment

The Rhode Island State Investment Commission has backed the San Francisco-based firm, which is targeting up to $700m for a strategy blending higher-risk greenfield developments and more stable, lower-returning properties.

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