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Bonnefield president and CEO Tom Eisenhauer explains why investors need to commit to ag now, his firm’s reasons for steering clear of an own-and-operate strategy and the impact of covid-19.
State Universities Retirement Systems of Illinois' $60m commitment to Homestead Farmland Fund III puts the vehicle just shy of the $550m mark.
Derecho storm
With a ready and willing buyer in China and logistics that have handled coronavirus well, US corn and soybean farmers just need weather conditions to play out in their favor.
Windmill, Australian outback
MIRA’s head of agriculture talks to Agri Investor about sustainable farming in the wake of covid-19, and provides an update on fund deployment and plans for a fourth fund.
Homestead Capital Farmland Fund III had raised just over $400m by the end of 2019 and has a $600m target – the buy-and-lease strategy is expected to reach final close in June 2020.
Weather conditions in eastern Australia remain challenging, but farmland has continued to deliver strong capital growth for investors
Macquarie has closed its third fund, which was established in 2017 to invest in row cropping and permanent cropping assets, with deployment well advanced.
Westchester is selling its NSW Golden Triangle property, Grainfields, expected to fetch a price of more than A$8,000 per ha.
Hassad will invest in one of MIRA’s ag portfolios as part of the deal in a shift in strategy for the Qatar-backed group.
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.
Current owner John Nicoletti sold 70,000ha of land to Hong Kong's CK Life Sciences in 2016 in what was then the biggest single offering of freehold land in Western Australian history.
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