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Nuveen mulls change to sustainability reporting

‘You shouldn’t be surprised if soil health comes into the KPI process,’ says the firm’s head of sustainability.

Nuveen backs Indian ag lender’s $55m Series D

The investment brings Samunnati’s total fundraising to $84.5m since it was founded in 2014.

AGR sells pet food ingredient unit to Olympus Partners

Managing director Daniel Masters says PE has invested less in the supply chain for premium pet food ingredients.

Institutions could turn to accumulating smaller tracts in Mid-South land markets

Availability of investment-grade farmland continues to be limited, says president of American Society of Farm Managers and Appraiser’s Mid-South chapter.

Vintage Wine Estates adds AGR exec as COO

Jeff Nicholson’s previous experience is focused on logistics in the pet supply industry.

Private equity gets thirsty for ‘ultra-luxury’ wines

TSG-backed Duckhorn Wine is the latest portfolio company to seal a high-profile acquisition in a sector dominated by families.

The US’s most productive farmland is shrinking

Tracts of agricultural land are being lost to urban development, says the American Farmland Trust. We canvassed the market to understand what investors can gain from targeting assets covered by conservation easements.

LandFund reaches $12m first close amid institutional run towards the Mississippi River Valley

A broker active in the region that is LandFund’s focus tells Agri Investor high-quality farmland there is current priced at between $5,500 and $6,000 per acre.

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.

Westchester hires Romania director

After stints with Spearhead International and Cargill, Greta Lupu joins Westchester in a country identified as a target market for the TIAA European Farmland Fund.
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