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Investment funds worldwide after large farms in response to roaring investors´ demand to buy farmland assets

Precios de la tierra agrícola actualizados 2016
With many agricultural commodity prices at multi-year highs, buying farmland is seen as a more direct way to cash in on valuable crops and to take advantage of long-term appreciation of farm property. This is done by farm syndicates or direct ownership. As a result, investment funds…

☀ Argentine agricultural sector importance for the world economy

Argentina is a vast country, rich in natural resources, blessed with good soil and excellent weather. Twenty per cent of GDP is agriculture related, making the agricultural sector in Argentina important for the world economy. As the land available for agricultural production around the world becomes increasingly scarce, yield will be…

More firms forming special practice groups to capitalize the South American booming business market

Hot spots in the Latin American economy include tourism, agriculture and energy, according to Francisco Cerezo, chairman of Foley & Lardner’s new Latin America practice group. The firm recently announced that it was forming a special practice group to capitalize on its Latin American business,…

South American nations are drafting laws to limit foreign ownership of agricultural land

The nations of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay have united to draft laws to limit acquisition by foreigners of extensive tracts of their fertile agricultural land. Despite slight differences between them, the proposed measures are generally fairly mild. None of these three member countries of the Southern Common…

The largest US farm co-operative expands investments in South America

CHS, the largest US farm co-operative, is looking to expand investments in South America to boost its presence as a grain buyer and exporter in the booming soya sector. According to Carl Casale, chief executive of CHS, the company is “looking at our Brazilian footprint right now in the deep interior in Cerrado or Mato Grosso…