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Why buy farm land in Chile ?

We have written before at length before why investments in agriculture seem like the no-brainer given the fundamentals of supply and demand. Owning farmland can be comparable to owning physical gold. Thus you should buy as much of it as you can if the price is right. Farm soils in Chile are incredibly fertile.  Highly productive farmland runs anywhere between $8,000 and $12,000 USD per hectare. By comparison farmland in New Zealand  can cost $40,000 to $60,000 per hectare for similar quality. What’s more,…

Has a financially desperate Argentina sold its soul to China ?

Experts warn preliminary agreement violates local legislation by including a clause transfer Chinese manpower for infrastructure works An investment and infrastructure works deal with China that passed the Argentine Senate in the embers of last year overrides local laws, is shrouded in secrecy, fosters lack of transparency, and will have a high economic cost for beleaguered financially desperate Argentina, international relations pundits say, echoing concerns vented by the opposition. Among the main criticism,…

Argentine farmers netted 24 Billion dollars in 2014 from Soy exports

Argentine farmers netted 24 Billion dollars in 2014 from Soy exports Argentine farmers exported more than 300 million dollars worth of grains and oilseeds in the last two days of 2014 to help bring in much-needed cash for the nation’s central bank. The situation was boosted by an agreement reached between farmers and the Argentine government regarding foreign currency payment for the grains and oilseed. Farmers sold 365 million for a total of 24.1 billion dollars of grains and oilseed last year to boost Argentina’s…

182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands

182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands The Malvinas Museum will today mark the 182nd anniversary of the invasion by British forces of the Malvinas Islands, in a ceremony that will include a roundtable with Marcelo Vernet, a descendant of the last Argentine governor of the islands, Luis Vernet. Vernet was governor from June 10, 1829 until January 3, 1833, when British soldiers forced out the Argentine authorities and residents from the islands. The anniversary will be the…

What has happened the the Chinese luxury wine market ?

What has happened the the Chinese luxury wine market ? As China’s anticorruption campaign dampens demand for expensive wines, the red obsession with Bordeaux vineyards is starting to evaporate. Chinese were the biggest buyers of Bordeaux vineyards in 2013 with 25 deals, or 75% of the total number of transactions. They bought over 900 hectares, or 2,223 acres, in total, accounting for 20% of the land that changed hands in Bordeaux last year, according to Vineyard Intelligence, which tracks vineyard purchases.…

The Best Place To Buy Agricultural Land Is In South American

Long-time subscribers know that I’m unabashedly bullish on South American agriculture. The supply and demand fundamentals for food speak for themselves, but let’s briefly review: On the demand side: 1) World population isn’t getting any smaller for now. Even some of the most Malthusian models show a continued rise in global population for the next few decades until peak resources and economic conditions begin to thin the herd. In the meantime, demand for basic sustenance will continue to rise. 2)…