Farmland
California farmland returns shrink - even as rains return
Returns for US farmland investors make their weakest start to a year since at least 1991, reflecting a dive in Pacific West results
'Burst of activity' in English land market misses livestock farms
Values of arable land have extended a recovery, amid a "flurry" of deals, Strutt & Parker says. But there is a stock of unsold livestock farms
Canadian farmland prices grow for 25th year - bucking Western trend
Canada's land prices rose again in 2016, albeit at a slower pace, says Farm Credit Canada. But it also warns over farmer complacency
Irrigated land values in US cotton, beef heartland near record levels
The Dallas Fed also sees ranchland prices at second-highest level on record, despite growing pressure from coyotes, bobcats, and feral hogs
Unlisted ag funds make slow start on realising big ambitions for 2017
One fund has closed to new cash so far - leaving 49 still seeking capital, Preqin says. Will they attract spillover investment from other sectors?
Lenders fuel hopes that worst is over for US ag machinery market
A survey in US farm states shows its best figure for equipment sales in two years - if still a "very weak" reading. Land prices stay in decline
Land grab fears 'threaten South African ag investment'
The ANC ups pressure for forced land seizure without compensation. But critics say the idea would deter investment and is unconstitutional
Urban sprawl drives up some, but not all, US farmland rent
Investors look for corn belt rents to decline, but in California spreading suburbs are squeezing out farmland, driving rents higher
Land price outlook for corn, soy states better than for wheat country
Strong demand for US corn and soybean exports is helping sentiment in the Midwest farmland market, according to the Federal Reserve
Danish farmland market offers 'substantial opportunities' - Savills
Danish farmland, which at the start of the decade was worth far more than its German equivalent, is now some 35% cheaper, Savills notes
Expect UK farm subsidies 'to drop 20% after Brexit'
Land agency Strutt & Parker warns that farm subsidies, post-Brexit, could increasingly focus on environmental targets, hurting farm incomes
Returns for US grain land investors lowest since at least 1980s
... says Ncreif, flagging "sharp depreciation" in Corn Belt land values last last year. But investors in orchards and groves fare far better
US farmland price falls extend into fifth calendar year
However, the rate of decline in farmland prices is easing, a survey shows. A machinery market rout is losing some ferocity too