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Harvard Blew $1B In Bet On Tomatoes, Sugar, And Eucalyptus

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.
Read by 51% of LPs January 16, 2018

AgTech Investment Boom To Create A Wave Of Unicorns

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.
Read by 75% of LPs August 22, 2017

Hardening Metal Prices Eclipse Softening Grains

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.
Read by 68% of LPs August 03, 2017

AfDB To Invest $24B In Agriculture In Next 10 Years

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.
Read by 30% of LPs April 24, 2017

County Pulls Plan To Sell Half Of Camp LaGuardia As Farmland

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 [...]
Read by 71% of LPs March 15, 2017

DomaCom Signs Global Agriculture Crowdfunding Deal

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.
Read by 63% of LPs March 06, 2017

Chinese Buyers Circle Huge Historic Australian Sheep Farms

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.
Read by 65% of LPs February 10, 2017

From Boom To Bust? Farmlands Are In Trouble

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. 
Read by 75% of LPs February 01, 2017

Ag Technology Venture Capital Investments Tumble

A scarcity of exit options, and scepticism over the potential for drones, cool investor ardour toward cutting-edge ag products.
Read by 51% of LPs February 01, 2017

Bacon Shortage Hits 50-Year Low, Causes Prices To Rise

<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. &ldquo;Today&rsquo;s pig farmers are setting historic records by producing more pigs than ever,&rdquo; said Rich Deaton, president of the organization. &ldquo;Yet our reserves are still depleting.&rdquo; 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>
Read by 68% of LPs