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Keeping their heads above water

For both debt and equity providers, flooding in the US Midwest could provide opportunities to demonstrate the benefits institutional capital can offer.

Impact pressure is shaping ag markets

LP demands for climate-mitigating strategies and ESG hint at how the asset class might come into sharper focus.

ABARES figures show mixed picture for Australian ag in 2019

The outlook for this year is worse for many, but the overall picture is of a resilient ag sector with a lot still to offer investors.

The uncontrollable known

Ag fund managers are hoping for resolution of US-China trade tensions. The savviest will prepare for them to get better and worse.

Traversing the US’s complex farmland landscape

Farmland values appear the last shoe to drop amid growing financial pressure on US agricultural producers and a fluid political backdrop.

For a water test case, keep your eye on California

Amid reports that water worries are pushing investors north into the Pacific Northwest, California farmland markets are preparing for a new regulatory regime one manager says will create winners and losers.

Transparency key to maintaining confidence in Murray-Darling Basin Plan

A Royal Commission's findings have prompted political bickering over use of water in the Basin. Regardless of what industry thinks, it would be wise not to dismiss the findings out of hand.

Australian conservation strategies show way forward for ag investing

A conservation deal and a new fund both highlight the need to focus on sustainability when investing in ag – if the weather in Australia at the moment wasn’t reminder enough.

Will Canadians be model ag investors?

A rapid series of investments by Canadian institutions highlights the key role they are likely to play as the asset class evolves.

Three things you should know about cyber-risk management

Protecting your firm’s information and data from thieves is important, and being prepared means having a plan on hand.

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