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Powerplant invests in plant-based snacks company

The investment includes an equity and revenue sharing agreement with a non-profit organization that provides training and support formerly gang members.

GPs seeking new transparency tools for LPs: PEI panel

At PEI’s COOs and CFOs Forum on Thursday in New York, fund managers examined the implications of increasing investor demands for information.

Pilgrim’s Pride $350m acquisition targets expansion, ‘humane’ markets

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.

Farm values to fall with cash receipts: MetLife

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.

US farmland value decline driven by Plains and Crop Belt

A USDA report shows gains in Southeast and Pacific cropland were outweighed by declines in the major grain-producing regions of the US.

US timberland values positive after weak 2016 start

Appreciation returns were stronger in the US South, possibly on indications of an improved US housing market.

CDC: A guide to land, food and water rights in emerging markets

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.

USDA invests $130 million with partners to restore Sierra-Cascade California Headwaters

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.

Forum: Farmland valuations outdated, but can present opportunities

The age-old method of valuing farming properties based on comparisons with neighbouring sales can help managers find undervalued acquisition opportunities, investment managers argued.

Finding inefficiencies in the world of timber funds

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.