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Selective Rural property boom expected to be imminent in wake of strong beef prices

Rural Property Boom:  Rawdon Briggs, from Colliers International ( Australian Agro Division ), said recent significant sales at high prices in Australia’s outback indicated the market was picking up for beef properties. “I would suggest we are not in a boom situation (yet), we are probably a good six…

Uruguay Farms Raise Record Funds After Land Prices Jump 11-Fold

Uruguay Farms Raise Record: Uruguayan farm operators are raising a record amount of funds in the securities market after a boom in prices for the country’s farmland. About $124 million of securities tied to agriculture have been issued this year, double last year’s total, after financial trust Fideicomiso Financiero Campos Sustentables sold $50 million in shares on…

Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity

image of Plantación forestal en Paraguay
Forestry development in Paraguay: a tall opportunity In a context of decreasing global availability of natural forests and growing demand of sustainable wood products, Paraguay offers opportunities in forestry that go beyond its excellent climate and soil conditions and general advantages for agribusiness investment. Mild temperature year round and high precipitation…

Wall Street investors again buying up farmland

For farmers gearing up to harvest millions of acres of land this fall in the face of low commodity prices, the rows of corn, soybeans and other crops have long been viewed as key to their survival. But increasingly those same acres are drawing the attention of Wall Street investors looking to tap into those fields for profit. Investors have turned…

Wall Street Journal very negative re Argentina’s economy

Argentina’s economy is headed for another collapse no matter what the outcome of October’s complex presidential race, according to a Wall Street Journal editorial. WSJ’s Mary Anastasia O’Grady writes: “Argentina is headed for another collapse. The test for the next president will be how to juggle the economic adjustment while restoring institutional credibility and…

The Leading Countries In Grains Trade – Or, Why Argentina Is Still ‘The World’s Barn’

The Leading Countries In Grains Trade: A recent report issued by the “Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario” ranks countries according to their position in the global trade of grains, oils and sub products. According to the ranking, Argentina has the largest relative participation. Estimates suggest the global production of grains surpassed 3 billion tonnes in the 2014-2015…