New report highlights black farmer land loss and discrimination in Mississippi Delta
    The report details corporate land investments in the Mississippi Delta region, and ways that the growth of speculative farmland ownership exacerbates barriers that farmers face accessing and maintaining land in the region.
    • NFFC
    • 06 Mar 2023
    Washington State Investment Board allocates $400 million across two farmland funds
    WSIB has allocated a total of $400 million into a separate account with UBS Farmland Investors and a Homestead Capital USA Farmland Fund IV.
    • GAI
    • 28 February 2023
    Orange County redeems investment from UBS AgriVest Farmland Fund
    The pension fund is reducing its allocation to real assets from 22% to 17% as it moves its agriculture allocation to zero.
    • IPE
    • 09 September 2020
    Real estate’s challenges could push investors towards farmland
    As institutional investors continue to seek “pockets of calm” amid the turmoil, farmland’s resilience during the global financial crisis and the pandemic’s immediate aftermath is likely to be top of mind.
    • PERE
    • 14 July 2020
    Fonterra eyes rival farmers with agricultural funding fix
    New Zealand dairy giant will launch a fund that will pool capital from investors such as sovereign wealth funds and pension funds to invest in land and fixtures of dairy farms through a farm-owning entity.
    • Financial Review
    • 07 April 2015
    Tierras de labor transnacionales
    Gobiernos y empresas han acaparado en los países en desarrollo un área mayor que México
    • El Pais
    • 05 October 2014
    UBS launches farmland investment service
    UBS Global Asset Management has established an Australia and New Zealand farmland investment advisory service to meet the growing institutional demand for assets, particularly from Asia.
    • Financial Standard
    • 10 June 2014
    Are farmland investments heading for a barn bubble?
    Farmland has become the darling of alternative investing, sending hedge funds and wealthy investors into bidding wars for plots of land once deemed ordinary. And it is not just big money getting in on the game. From Stockholm to Chicago to Vancouver, ordinary investor money is pouring into fields around the world.
    • BBC
    • 06 June 2013
    Foreign ownership ban retained
    Wisconsin state legislators have blocked an effort by Gov. Scott Walker to lift the state's long-time limits on foreign ownership of farmland.
    • DTN/TPF
    • 20 May 2013
    As crop prices surge, investment firms and farmers vie for land
    In November, an investment unit of the big Swiss bank UBS bought 9,800 acres of Wisconsin farmland for $68 million
    • New York Times
    • 18 Mar 2013
    Farmers, outside investors bid up local ag land
    "The stock market's pretty wild. The bond market's nothing. CDs are zero," said Steve Runyan, an agricultural real estate appraiser, "and so you have a tremendous amount of money in pension funds and investment funds of some kind that need some kind of return." Some of his clients for California farmland are international companies looking at global population trends.
    • The Bakersfield Californian
    • 26 November 2011
    Big money warms to farmland
    Pension funds and other corporate owners have spent only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars they could invest in farmland, but they are definitely kicking the tires on potential purchases.
    • DTN
    • 01 November 2011
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