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A survey conducted by the School of Agriculture and Resource Economics at the University of Western Australia revealed that Western Australian farmers are supportive of foreign investment as a means to bring capital into the region.
Falling oil prices will feed into food prices, according to Rabobank. This should push agri managers into niche agri products, argues Emma Cowan, an agribusiness consultant.
Timberland assets are approaching the return levels of property assets in the US, according to The National Council of Real Estate Investment Fiduciaries.
Insurance products are now available to help mitigate some timberland investment risks and create a more stable source of returns, argues Christian Röckemann, founding partner of First Forest.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
A strong start to 2015 has bolstered an air of confidence among agri fund managers for the year ahead.
The listed real estate investment trust has hired Bill Hughes to handle acquisitions and farm management in the Midwest region.
Louisa Burwood-Taylor, Editor, Agri Investor
The US timber and farmland markets are set for a busy year, with some saying 2015 will be the best window within the last five years for institutional investors to allocate to farmland. But will buyers or sellers prevail?
The US investment manager increased AUM by $100m in 2014 to $1.1bn and 116 properties, although new investor demand was muted.
The province's government is reviewing its farmland ownership rules amid complaints from farmers and politicians about increasing farmland values.
A recent report from government bureau ABARES indicates a 29% increase in average dairy farm cash incomes.

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