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Visibility needed as ‘mixed’ sentiment hits east-coast Australian grains

The first wheat imports to Australia in years raise concerns about the sector – but there is still interest in cropping properties.

Mother Nature might get a vote on US/China ‘de-coupling’

Ag is at the center of a fierce dispute between the world’s two largest economies about the rules of global trade. Disease - and the disruption it brings - could highlight how global trade can be a force for good.

PE’s role in the 21st-century hemp supply chain

Private investors are well-positioned to help revive industrial hemp in the US, but they will have to navigate a hopeful market carefully.

Australian ag needs better risk-management tools

A new report from the Australian Farm Institute argues that institutional – rather than price or production – risk poses the greatest challenge to the sector today.

Is ag suffering from inflated expectations?

The absence of inflation has added complexity to an already challenging fundraising environment. But there's more to the asset class than inflation protection.

Looking for water markets outside the Murray-Darling Basin

Western Australia offers potentially fertile ground for water investors, should the state government allow it.

The haves and the have-mores

For private investors in global agriculture, growing concerns about inequality are by no means academic; the chasm between large and small is already shaping their environment in important ways.

Australian animal activism reminds of the need to be squeaky clean

Vegan protests and criticism of the live export trade are making headlines in the country again. They are a reminder of the need to be whiter than white when it comes to animal welfare.

The public-private wedlock

They appear competitors, but publicly-traded farmland investment vehicles in the US and their private market counterparts support each other indirectly.

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.
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