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Investors should ‘limit reliance on third-party due diligence’

An FAO/OECD report warns that over-reliance on third parties risks missing ‘red flags’ determined by agricultural operations and suggests companies integrate field-based staff and producers on the ground in developing countries to mitigate this.

NCREIF index shows earnings driving growth in US timber markets

While the sector improved in Q3, Forest Research Group economist Jack Lutz tells Agri Investor the next quarterly report will provide a clearer picture of the market’s response to the US-China trade dispute.

More VC/PE collaborations on agtech roll-ups likely: Finistere

Mergers like Bayer/Monsanto and Dow/DuPont have increased investors’ attention on consolidation opportunities in the sector.

DOWNLOAD: Banking on public bucks

For farmers in search of funding, every little helps – and when it comes to government support, it’s not so little. In this interactive presentation, we look at the most generous countries, the crops that benefit and conditionality attached to public money.

DOWNLOAD: Lease or operate?

In the second of a series, we map out the ag fund universe by strategy. Flick through our presentation to find the vehicle that fits your bill.

DOWNLOAD: The bankruptcy time bomb

US farmers have been going bust at an accelerated pace for four consecutive years – and it’s likely to get worse. We explore why in a presentation with Farm Bureau’s John Newton.

Data snapshot: Listed agri is losing it

Small-caps are the only segment to post gains in Q1, with US agribusiness stocks underperforming their European peers.

Trade fears dragged producer sentiment in April: Purdue/CME

A 10 point drop since the prior iteration of the pair’s monthly survey of sentiment among 400 US agricultural producers reveals growing worries regarding the future of China’s purchases US soybeans.

USDA: Tariffs could direct China’s ag investments towards soy

Recent trade tensions could shape China’s overseas agricultural acquisition drive, with Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan among likely targets, says Economic Research Service economist Fred Gale.

Exclusive: Row-crop returns to stay beneath 8 percent over next half decade

Boston-headquartered AgIS highlights rising interest rates as the greatest near-term threat to agriculture in its annual market overview, of which Agri Investor was able to get a preview.

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