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Argentina limits farmland foreign ownership

Argentina has joined a handful of other big farming nations such as Brazil that have taken steps to limit foreign ownership of what their governments consider precious resources: farmland. Argentina is blessed with vast tracks of arable land that have allowed the South American nation to become the top global exporter of soy meal and soy oil, No. 2 in corn, and third in soybean exports. The abundance of land coupled with high prices for farm products has fueled a buying spree by the U.S., Chinese and Saudi…

Rabobank predicts Argentina will emerge as a new global powerhouse in the poultry industry

Experts at Rabobank have predicted a boost in the Argentine poultry meat exports driven by access to low-cost feed and high-quality production facilities. The country is a “natural candidate” for poultry production because it was a large producer of grains and protein crops such as corn and soybeans, giving poultry producers access to competitively priced feed, the agricultural lender said in a new report. Although Argentina was primarily associated with beef consumption, its domestic poultry sector had…

The Land Report – Campos – Ranches and Legacy Property Owners Around the World

        Hall and Hall – Eric O’Keefe of The Land Report report talk about Ranch Land in the USA. Much of what he says also applies to other worldwide Legacy properties like Estancia Punta del Agua in Argentina. Who are the Largest Private Land Owners in the United States of America Most of America’s biggest spreads are in the West. Here are the storied dynastic ranches owned by heirs of the Kings, Waggoners, and Burnetts. This is also where corporate chiefs like Ted Turner…

Argentina´s Soy King “Los Grobo” continues to expand in Brazil

Grobocopatel had already announced last year their plans to expand strongly in Brazil. “There are more opportunities there as the company is inclined to Argentina and Uruguay … You need to be more balanced with a significant stake in Brazil, ” the Argentine/Ukrainian Gustavo Grobocopatel said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires. Their latest business plan is to transfer some assets to a new company and sell shares of the business in an initial public offering in Brazil. The company will…

Investment funds around the world seeking farmland in response to food price hikes

For decades, the world was often swimming in surplus food because farmers were so productive. But rising demand has caught up, and reserves have become so tight that global food markets are vulnerable to even minor shocks. Many analysts say that higher, more volatile prices may be here to stay. The new dynamic reflects in part the rising demand for commodities in developing countries such as China, India and Russia. By 2050, the U.N. Food and Agricultural Organization projects that world food production will…

Chinese largest agricultural firm to buy farmland in Latin America

China’s largest agricultural enterprise, Heilongjiang Beidahuang Nongken Group, will acquire or lease 200,000 hectares of cropland in countries including Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Russia, The Philippines, Australia and Zimbabwe China, the world’s most populous country with 1.34 billion citizens, is experiencing an agricultural deficit that has spurred the authorities to seek access to crops outside its territory. In fact, according to somewhat dated statistics, less than 11 percent of Chinese territory…
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