Six years ago, Harvard began one of its most daring foreign adventures: an investment in a sprawling agricultural development in Brazil's remote and impoverished northeast. The university's highly paid money managers thought they could manage risks other schools avoided.
Mega funding rounds from companies are redefining the agtech investment landscape as we move into 2018. Consistent with the first wave of agtech startups maturing, companies are looking to scale in a sector that has around $3 trillion value at the farm gate, and multiples of that downstream.
On a day noted for the passage of the moon across the sun in the US, grains were eclipsed by metals, with wheat futures plumbing fresh contract lows on both sides of the Atlantic, while Chicago corn dropped to its lowest in nearly a year.
The African Development Bank (AfDB) will invest $24 billion dollars in agriculture as part of its Feed Africa programme- a strategy for agricultural development in Africa.
GOSHEN - Orange County has shelved a proposal to sell off half of the 258-acre Camp LaGuardia as farmland as an initial step in a redevelopment effort that has languished for a decade.County officials broached the idea in February, shortly after a judge dismissed a lawsuit by Kiryas Joel to challenge the redevelopment plans.They proposed that the county solicit bids right away for 130 acres that were zoned for agriculture and suitable only for that use, and sell the remainder [...]
Fractional property investing platform DomaCom finalised its first foray into agricultural assets with a deal that gives its investors a stake in pastoral land among Victoria's Western Districts.
Chinese buyers are circling iconic Australian farms where merino wool production began as the huge Australia Food & Agriculture group goes up for sale with a $330 million price tag.
Many farmers are facing higher debt as a multiyear drop in prices for corn, wheat, and other commodities plagues on. That is pushing more farmers out of business. The Farm Belt will soon have fewer than 2 million farms, the lowest in years.
<p>The Ohio Pork Council, a Columbus-based non-profit, reported Tuesday that demand for frozen pork belly, frequently made into bacon, is outpacing supply. “Today’s pig farmers are setting historic records by producing more pigs than ever,” said Rich Deaton, president of the organization. “Yet our reserves are still depleting.” In December 2016, frozen pork belly inventory totaled 17.8 million pounds, the lowest level since 1957, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.</p>