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15 Sep 2014Weekly Times
Chinese fund to splash $3bn on Australian agriculture
A new $3 billion fund jointly initiated by the Beijing Agricultural Investment Fund and Yuhu Agriculture Investment Pty Ltd. is planning to invest $3 billion capital in various projects in Australia.
09 Sep 2014Reuters
Michigan pension fund to invest more in Australian nuts, livestock
Thousands of miles from pricey U.S. farmland, a Michigan pension fund is expanding its investments in Australian farms, betting on good returns from the comparatively cheaper assets and surging commodity prices.
25 Aug 2014The Land
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.
25 Aug 2014Stock & Land
Scandinavian fund's big dairy investment
A Scandanavian pension fund has poured $20 million into Australian dairy farms to help lift stagnant local milk production.
18 Aug 2014The Land
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.
12 Aug 2014Farmland Investor
TIAA-CREF buying 31,000 acres of Florida cropland for $91.4 million as Alico exits sugarcane farming business
US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF, under pressure to put cash to work after having raised $2bn for TIAA-CREF Global Agriculture, agreed to purchase 12,528 ha of farmland in Florida.
11 Aug 2014West Australian
US fund continues WA farm spree
A US pension fund investor that flies under the radar has continued its spending spree on quality agricultural land in WA with the purchase of two farms in Grass Patch for about $9 million.
25 Jul 2014Agrimoney
Agrokultura raises game as investor 'lifts stake'
Russian agribusiness giant Prodimex is said to have bought 27% of Stockholm-listed farmland operator Agrokultura, which has operations in Ukraine and Russia.
24 Jun 2014The Age
Survey reveals foreign ownership of farmland on the rise
A new survey reports that foreign ownership of Australian farmland grew by 4.7 million hectares in just two-and-a-half years.
17 Jun 2014The Australian
Qatari Government buys up 14,000 hectares of prime South Australian farmland
Over the past few years Hassad Australia has amassed a property portfolio of 14 major wheat and sheep farms or clusters of properties across four states, covering 287,000ha.
10 Jun 2014Financial Standard
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.
02 Jun 2014Financial Review
Macquarie's cropping arm in black
Lawson Grains controls more than 42,000 hectares of prime cropping country in Australia.

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