BrasilAgro’s string of new farmland acquisitions signals ongoing land speculation
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    • 11 October 2016
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    • PR Web
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    • Telegraph
    • 12 May 2012
    Rogers joins board of farmland investment group
    Commodities investor Jim Rogers has been appointed to the board of the farmland investment firm Genagro Ltd
    • Investment Week
    • 03 October 2011
    Investors make land bets as agriculture play
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    • Market Watch
    • 13 September 2011
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    • Agrimoney
    • 05 September 2011
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    • Yale e360
    • 14 April 2011
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    • Financial Times
    • 18 July 2010
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    • Financial Times
    • 14 April 2010
    Agricultural funds reap a rich harvest
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    • 24 December 2009
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    • Financial Times
    • 24 July 2009
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