|15 Jul 2019||
Chinese-owned Rifa Salutary farms in Victoria and NSW for sale
Rifa Salutary first invested in Australian agriculture in 2014 and now has 14 properties in western Victoria and northern NSW, with a land area totaling around 44000 hectares.
|21 Nov 2018||
Australia: Have offshore players got the jump on local investors?
The BFB sale has raised concerns that even if local bidders are able to raise the cash required for these deals, they’re not able to compete with the vast resources and track records of international players.
|16 May 2018||
Nicoletti farming business hits the market
“I’ve got strong interest from Canada, the United Kingdom and Dubai and they want to come out now and have a look around," says the owner of the largest semi-contiguous cropping aggregation to be offered in Australia’s history.
|11 May 2017||
Canada's PSP fund buys majority stake in Stahmann nut business
One of Canada’s biggest pension funds has teamed up with management of Australia’s largest pecan grower and processor, Stahmann Farms Enterprises.
|30 Jan 2017||
Investors gain from rising Australian farm values and still more in the tank
Now and into 2017 agribusiness is being promoted as the next big thing, with increasing market activity, resulting in land and asset values accelerating at a greater rate towards a peak as local and international demand increases.
|03 Dec 2015||
Enfriando el planeta: las comunidades de la línea del frente encabezan la lucha
“Nosotros, los movimientos sociales, las organizaciones de base y de la sociedad civil involucrados en la defensa de los derechos a la tierra y al agua, resistimos y luchamos. Hacemos valer nuestros derechos y presentamos soluciones reales"
|21 Sep 2015||
China snaps up Qld cattle station
London-listed M.P. Evans, offloaded 31,000-hectare cattle-fattening property Woodlands, near Westmar, Australia for $28 million to a subsidiary of China's Fucheng Group.
|16 Jul 2015||
Aus ag ripe for foreign investment
The sliding dollar is sweetening Australia's appeal as an agricultural investment destination ripe for overseas companies and fund managers, particularly from North America and Europe.
|30 Jun 2015||
Showcase whets China's farmland appetite
China's appetite for Australian farmland showing no signs of being sated. Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) annual report confirmed China has become Australia's biggest source of approved foreign investment after a $12.4 billion splurge.
|26 Feb 2015||
US firm eyes Aussie crops
California-based Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers after its first close of a new $US150 million venture capital fund. The Finistere II Agtech (agricultural technology) Fund has secured the backing of German giant Bayer CropScience, as well as Canadian investment firm AVAC.
|22 Dec 2014||
Goodfellow takes on China role
Agribusiness executive David Goodfellow is heading up a project for Zhejiang RIFA Holding Group to build an Australian livestock property portfolio of similar scale to Macquarie Bank's big Paraway Pastoral business.
|29 Oct 2014||
Robb defends foreign investment
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
|27 Oct 2014||
Chinese covet cattle stations
China's ravenous demand for Australian beef could soon lead to some major cattle station purchases, with one of several Chinese importers, Snow Dragon Group, looking to buy land.
|20 Oct 2014||
QAF exits Victorian dairy with sale to ACE Farming
Listed Singaporean company QAF, formerly known as Bunge, has sold out its last dairy farm in Australia to the European pension fund-backed ACE Farming for close to $5 million.
|19 Sep 2014||
Twiggy bets on China food boom
The chairman of the New Hope Group is a key Chinese partner in the Sino-Australia 100-Year Agricultural and Food Safety Partnership-- an initiative founded by mining billionaire Andrew Forrest
|25 Aug 2014||
Farmers still not sold on overseas investors
Close 60 per cent of farmers in a major new survey still believe there should be less foreign direct investment in Australian farms.
|18 Aug 2014||
Investors queueing for elusive dairy farms
More than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are corporate or Chinese investors seeking to be matched with advisory groups to find dairy land investments.
|17 Feb 2014||
China investors eye Undabri
Chinese buyers are in negotiations to buy another well-known south-west Queensland cropping property of 11,935 ha for more than $36 million.
|13 Feb 2014||
Olam's $211m almond deal
Olam international has concluded a $211 million sale for its vast Victorian almond orchards on the Murray River at Mildura and Robinvale as part of a minimum 18-year lease-back deal.
|22 Oct 2013||
Australia: Increased farm buyer scrutiny likely
The Abbott government's plan to increase scrutiny of foreign farm purchases looks set to pass the Senate despite a simmering internal Coalition row over Chinese investment.
|12 Sep 2013||
Indonesia's ag land plans
Indonesia's announcement yesterday that it plans to buy a million hectares of Australian agricultural land to raise beef cattle is the clearest signal yet that it wants to lower its dependence on the current live export system.
|22 Apr 2013||
UK company defends wheat project claims
Capital Alternatives, which offers investments ranging from holdings in African agriculture to pop memorabilia, claims it can generate returns of more than 20% over five years on West Australian wheat farms.
|18 Feb 2013||
TIAA-CREF could fund more PrimeAg sales
As PrimeAg Australia's $125 million sale of rural properties to US fund manager TIAA-CREF goes through, the question now being raised by investors is what will happen to the residual portfolio.
|02 Jan 2013||
Land grabs: Resisting the land gluttons
Winter 2012-2013 issue of The Land magazine
|06 Nov 2012||
Foreign ownership register consultations begin
A consultation paper on Australia's foreign ownership register for agricultural land is now available for public comment.
|04 Sep 2012||
PrimeAg may be ripe for foreign picking
It is understood the agricultural division of the $163 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has been sniffing around Australian agricultural land recently and has had discussions in Australia with landholders such as PrimeAg.
|24 Aug 2012||
Who’s buying the farm?
Australians are entitled to test and scrutinise the benefits of foreign acquisitions to ensure they are in our national interest and, importantly, safeguard Australia’s role in global food security.
|29 Jun 2012||
New Zealand welcomes foreign farmers
Public opinion is generally cool on overseas investment, especially large land sales to corporate interests where the owners are unlikely to work in the country themselves.
|20 Jun 2012||
Investment fears 'scaremongering', says Emerson
Only a fool would believe Australia's agricultural development could be funded without foreign investment from sovereign wealth funds, according to Trade Minister Craig Emerson.
|29 May 2012||
PrimeAg lands $37m farm sale
The agricultural arm of the $US487 billion Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association has snapped up six farming properties from listed company PrimeAg Australia in a deal worth $36.7 million.