Australia
04 Sep 2016 AFR
Australia's largest wheat grower sells to US Westchester
US giant TIAA's Westchester has purchased a major part of northern NSW cropping farm Milton Downs from Australia's biggest wheat grower Greentree Farming for a figure some estimate to be in the vicinity of $50 million.
30 Aug 2016 West Australian
WA cattle on Chinese menu for Gina RInehart
The Chinese company joining forces with Gina Rinehart to buy the Kidman cattle empire has one hurdle to clear in a separate deal to secure a cluster of stations in the Goldfields.
10 Aug 2016 France Info
En Nouvelle-Zélande une plage privée est rachetée par l'Etat grâce au financement participatif
En Australie, une campagne de financement participatif est en cours pour acheter les ranchs du roi du bétail australien, Sydney Kidman.
09 Aug 2016 ABC
Australia: Jacqui Lambie to push for Foreign Investment Review Board overhaul
Tasmanian senator says she will grill officials when they front Senate Estimates later this year over FIRB's history of approving foreign farm and asset purchases against the national interest.
03 Aug 2016 West Australian
Chinese snap up historic Kimberley station
Shanghai Zhongfu-owned Kimberley Agricultural Investments is the new owner of Carlton Hill and Ivanhoe, which operate as one station on the doorstep of Kununurra.
21 Jul 2016 Xinhua
Laws surrounding foreign investment in Aust'n farmland too "restrictive": report
A government-commissioned report into the regulatory burden imposed on Australian farmers has advised the federal government to lift "red tape" surrounding foreign investment in local agriculture.
20 Jul 2016 Herald Sun
Report says overseas investors should be allowed to buy our farms
Draft report on Australia agriculture regulation calls for the sale of any farmland or agribusiness worth less than $250 million to foreign interests to be exempt from any review process.
15 Jul 2016 Reuters
China bid for giant Australia farm holding on ice: sources
A China-led consortium seeking to buy Australia's S. Kidman & Co will hold off on a fresh bid for the country's largest agricultural land owner amid concerns it could be derailed by a more protectionist new government, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.
10 Jul 2016 AFR
Australia: Foreign investment in the farm to be a key issue for new government
Australia's business and legal communities are calling for a simplification of the policy under which there are six different monetary thresholds for prospective foreign investors in agricultural land to overcome.
22 Jun 2016 New Daily
Ninety per cent of Aussies oppose foreign farm sales
A new poll by the Lowy Institute found 87 per cent of respondents opposed allowing foreign companies to buy Australian agricultural land — six percentage points higher than a similar survey four years ago.
21 Jun 2016 Xinhua
Chinese firm gets more time to sell stake
Australia has granted a three-year extension for a Chinese company to reduce its 80 percent stake in Australian cotton farm Cubbie Station after it indicated it could not meet the October 2015 deadline.
02 Jun 2016 The Australian
US investors pour cash into $1bn agribusiness fund
Australian agricultural assets remain a major a drawcard for international investors with a string of mainly US-based investors funnelling hundreds of millions into a $1 billion fund established by the Queensland agribusiness investment firm, Laguna Bay Pastoral Company.

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