At PEI’s COOs and CFOs Forum on Thursday in New York, fund managers examined the implications of increasing investor demands for information.
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Pilgrim’s Pride said the acquisition would help expand into the upper Midwest while addressing evolving consumer demands, though Humane Society rejected the claims of ‘humanely-raised’ chickens.
Lower commodity prices could cause US farmland values to fall by as much as 20 percent by 2018, but the decline will not compare to the crisis of the 1980s.
A USDA report shows gains in Southeast and Pacific cropland were outweighed by declines in the major grain-producing regions of the US.
Appreciation returns were stronger in the US South, possibly on indications of an improved US housing market.
As agricultural investment in emerging markets grows, Mark Eckstein, environment and social director at development finance institution CDC, explains why it is vital to plan around ESG issues and how investors should go about it.
The partnership includes the Interior Department, the state of California, non-profits and private landowners and will yield a minimum investment of $210 million by all partners.
The age-old method of valuing farming properties based on comparisons with neighbouring sales can help managers find undervalued acquisition opportunities, investment managers argued.
Stafford Capital Partners closed its $484m timberland fund of funds at the end of May. Partner Thomas Goodrich talks about the maturation of timberland as an asset class and why inefficiences in the sector make secondaries a good opportunity.
Many corporate and institutional investments into Australian agriculture have not performed well compared to the returns achieved by the family farm, argues David Cornish, principal at Cornish Consultancy.