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What is a Self Directed Retirement Account (SDRA)?

What is a Self Directed Retirement Account (SDRA)? | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
A Self Directed Retirement Account, or (SDRA), is a term used to describe any retirement account which can invest in both traditional and
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Farms ‘great for growing wealth’

Farms ‘great for growing wealth’ | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
THE value of Australian farmland has grown by an average of 6 per cent annually over the past 20 years, making it one of the best-returning and most resilient long-term asset classes available to investors, The Australian reports.
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Investing In Farmland: REITs, Stocks And Partnerships

Investing In Farmland: REITs, Stocks And Partnerships | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Farmland provides steady, low volatility returns in all market environments.In 2008, farmland, gold, and bonds were three of the only assets that ended the year
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Investing in Soil Health, One Piece of Land at a Time

Investing in Soil Health, One Piece of Land at a Time | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Three years ago, in collaboration with a group of farmers and investors, my spouse and I formed an LLC called Living Lands. Together we wrote our purpose and articles of incorporation to place the highest priority on soil health.
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Private equity firm offers farmers relief

Private equity firm offers farmers relief | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Joelle Faulkner may have grown up on a dairy farm, but she never thought that she would end up in the agriculture business.
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Where Do Alternative Investments Fit Into Your Portfolio?

Where Do Alternative Investments Fit Into Your Portfolio? | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

After the poor performance of funds in 2008, and subsequent failure of many other alternative investments, it's understandable that investors would be wary.

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An investment in farmland meets the criteria mentioned in this article. It allows an investor to diversify because it does not correlate to other asset classes. It produces an annual cash disbursement and has lower risks and higher returns.

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Farmland Investing: A Smart Strategy Made Smarter by Farmland LPs REIT

Farmland Investing: A Smart Strategy Made Smarter by Farmland LPs REIT | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

Just as a wave of farmland investing begins, the primary strategy used by institutional investors - leasing land to commodity farmers - no longer works.

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The right time to invest in farmland

The right time to invest in farmland | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

An agricultural real estate specialist says it could be the right time to invest in farmland – even with lower commodity prices.

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American Farmland REIT Lines Up $100M IPO - Law360 (subscription)

American Farmland REIT Lines Up $100M IPO - Law360 (subscription) | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Farm-focused real estate investment trust American Farmland Co. filed plans with the U.S.
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An Investment in Farmland: Lower Risk, Higher Returns and Attractive Diversification | AMERICAN FARMLAND INVESTMENTS

An Investment in Farmland: Lower Risk, Higher Returns and Attractive Diversification | AMERICAN FARMLAND INVESTMENTS | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
  Written by: Dawn Fiala & Todd Miller, American Farmland Investments Farmland as an investment has outperformed the S&P 500 for over
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An investment in farmland provides higher returns, lower risk and attractive diversification. It is a tangible investment and it is income producing. It can't be beat!!!

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Should You Invest in Farmland?

Wealthy investors can diversify beyond stocks and bonds by owning cornfields. John Taylor of U.S. Trust says farmland produces capital gains as well as incom...
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American agriculture remains a driving force behind America's success | Pork Network

American agriculture remains a driving force behind America's success | Pork Network | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
“The farm - best home of the family, main source of national wealth, foundation of civilized society, the natural providence.” Today, more than a hundred years later, this quote still captures the essence of American agriculture and its importance...
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A New Opportunity For Investing In Productive Farmland

Full Description and Comments at: http://www.peakprosperity.com/podcast/86565/new-opportunity-investing-productive-farmland Over the past few years, we've tr...
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Alternative Investments - Innovative Advisory Group

Alternative Investments - Innovative Advisory Group | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Alternative investments offer an opportunity to invest in assets which do not have a high correlation to publicly traded investments. Investments suc
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The Big List of Alternative Investments - 75 Investments That Can Help You Invest Outside The Stock Market - Innovative Advisory Group

The Big List of Alternative Investments - 75 Investments That Can Help You Invest Outside The Stock Market - Innovative Advisory Group | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
This big list of alternative investments is the largest and most comprehensive available online today. Learn which of these investments can be hel
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Investing In Farmland And Agriculture

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Farmland values have soared across the U.S. over time. For example, the average price of farms in Iowa ten years ago
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Jaw Dropping Returns – Farmland Prices Jumped 10% in 2015

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Agriculture investment firms merge

Agriculture investment firms merge | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Indiana based Halderman Real Asset Management and farmland investment group US Agriculture, LLC have announced they will merge. The merged companies will continue to operate at US Agriculture.
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Real Estate Investment: Why Not Buy a Farmland?

Real Estate Investment: Why Not Buy a Farmland? | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

Over the years, there has been an increasing demand for agricultural properties especially among the British people who are drawn to the lush sceneries of a farmland and the appeal of the laid back life of the rural.

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Farmland: A Growing Investment Option

Farmland: A Growing Investment Option | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

The last 20 years have seen a new asset category grow in popularity… farmland.

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Australia : Wall of money coming into agribusiness

Australia : Wall of money coming into agribusiness | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it

Three of Australia's biggest agribusiness investors believe a wave of new capital – both offshore and domestic – is poised to flood into the sector as global demand grows for wheat, beef, lamb and other Australian commodities.

"There's a wall of interest in investing in Australian farmland," said Elizabeth O'Leary who heads up Macquarie Group's agriculture funds that include sheep and cattle giant Paraway Pastoral and cropping aggregation enterprise Lawson Grains.

"For the last seven years, Australia has missed out on the significant land appreciation that has occurred in places like Canada and the US due to various trade and climatic conditions."

As a result, she said Australian farms look "relatively well priced at the moment" and were made more attractive by the lower currency.

 

"Australia is seen as a stable, more reliable and more predictable jurisdiction to establish and do business in and with a government and banking sector that operates in a very transparent way. It's also a very predictable jurisdiction to do an exit from too.

"Lot of investors today are looking to explore opportunities for core plus and even invest in more opportunistic projects or develop something that was not there before. The investor universe is changing," she said.

She added that aggregation was key to productivity – "small 1000 to 2000 acre farms really struggle" – and that there were opportunities for investors on "different sections of the risk spectrum".

Ms O'Leary was speaking on a powerful agribusiness investor panel discussion alongside John Corbett, director of Qatar-backed food producer Hassad Australia and Troy Setter, CEO of Consolidated Pastoral Company, owned by UK private equity group Terra Firma.

  FIRST INVESTMENTS

Mr Corbett said Hassad had chosen Australia for its first investments outside of Qatar and was embarking on it second round of investments into the country.

"[Australia is favoured] because of its strong rule of law, strong systems in place around foreign ownership and because it had the infrastructure to move produce from farm to port."

Looking at other jurisdictions through a similar lens, very quickly narrows down the options, he said.

 

"You know you will get a 4 to 5 per cent yield and 4 to 5 per cent capital growth per year in Australia. Those returns are quite reasonable and realistic. That's very important for others investors coming in. You don't want to oversell, otherwise, you create opportunities to fail," he said.

PROXIMITY TO ASIA

Mr Setter said Consolidated had bought into Australia because of its proximity to Asia and the opportunities to develop existing assets and procure more assets.

"There is a new era for demand that's coming from meat processors, butchers and fast food groups. They who want to renegotiate. It's very exciting. We are in a whole new price area," he said.

 

He said there were further opportunities in the Ord region of Northern Australia – where Consolidated Pastoral owns a big "whack of land" – but which required infrastructure investment by both the government and the private sector.

"This will happen over time. It won't be easy but it will be customer pulled. What's needed is a Northern Australia paper and agriculture paper so decisions are aligned," he said.

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U.S. has crucial role to play in reducing world hunger - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

U.S. has crucial role to play in reducing world hunger - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Eliminating hunger across the globe isn’t just the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do to protect American economic and security interests.
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This is another reason an investment in farmland is a pretty safe bet. Farmland is shrinking and the demand for food will continue to increase. When supply decreases and demand increases at the same time....the product (farmland) increases.

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Experts divided on investment in Iowa cropland

Experts divided on investment in Iowa cropland | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
Experts split on whether now is a good time to buy Iowa cropland
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Farmland in Iowa may go down a little but there is plenty of American farmland that is still undervalued and will continue to rise in value.

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Farmland Investing Webinar - Presented by Harvard Ag

Farmland has become an increasingly popular asset class for investors seeking steady income, uncorrelated returns, and an inflation hedge at a time when stoc...
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@EconEconomics: Farmland has outperformed most major assets classes over last decade. http://econ.st/1wIHPg4

@EconEconomics: Farmland has outperformed most major assets classes over last decade. http://econ.st/1wIHPg4 | Investing in Farmland | Scoop.it
American Farmland Investments's insight:

An investment in farmland has less volatility and higher returns. It is a no brainer!!!

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