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Here you’ll find updates on the investment deals, on-going research, curated news from around the industry and insight from the players already operating in the space.

RR News Update: September 12, 2019

Deal Activity Ag fund Invests in Vancouver Blueberry Processor Agriculture Capital, a big investor in permanent crops including blueberries, is investing in Firestone Pacific Foods to help the company expand processing and cold storage capacity. Read more Terramera Raises $45 Million to Cut Pesticide Use A Vancouver clean-technology company that uses ...
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Farmland and Climate Change: A Mantra for Regenerative Agri Investment Professionals

With more than four decades of experience in farming and a multi-billion-dollar track record as a senior agribusiness executive, Detlef Schoen is one of few experts globally that combine experience and a successful track record all the way from hands-on farming to international agribusiness and financial markets. He is widely ...
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RR News Update: August 29, 2019

Leading Off: Growing Regenerative Ag One Investment at a Time Farmers who want to transition to organic still find it hard to get financing from commercial lenders. But burgeoning numbers of alternative sources, such as Iroquois Valley Farmland REIT, are popping up with the goal of supporting efforts to regenerate ...
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Growing Regenerative Ag One Investment at a Time

By Leigh Glenn When Danforth, Ill, farmer Harold Wilken’s father was dying, Wilken told his dad he was going “100 percent organic.” “‘Why would you do that when we struggled for years to keep weeds down and it’s so much easier with herbicides?’” his father asked. Wilken’s dad had been ...
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RR News Update: August 15, 2019

The United Nations' Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report set the media abuzz with its claim that the world food supply is threatened by the climate crisis. Raising Regenerative highlights how regenerative agriculture is a focus as world leaders look for solutions. Also, the debate about beef continues to simmer, soil ...
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RR News Update: August 1, 2019

Raising Regenerative looks at the discussion of the climate crisis in the second Democratic Presidential candidate debates, Cargill’s pledge to take on sustainability issues in the beef market, a new contest from Indigo Agriculture, a podcast with RFSI Forum keynote speaker David Montgomery and much more. In The Headlines: Democratic ...
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RR News Update: July 18, 2019

Raising Regenerative celebrated the release of the landmark report Soil Wealth: Investing in Regenerative Agriculture Across Asset Classes by interviewing co-author Dr. David LeZaks. We also highlight a new Opportunity Zones fund that focuses on regenerative ag, a report that compels the UK to transition to sustainable farming by 2030, ...
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New Report Lays Out Path Forward for Investment in Regenerative Agriculture

As regenerative agriculture gains momentum as both a production strategy and an increasingly mainstream topic to address the environmental and climate impacts of agriculture, it is also gaining more attention in the agricultural finance community – from banks to farmland investment funds to impact investors and more. A new report ...
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Soil Wealth Report Identifies 67 Investment Approaches to Grow and Develop New Regenerative Agriculture Capital Opportunities

The report showcases more than $320 billion in investments that focus on sustainable food and agriculture, with $47.5 billion of that now explicitly targeting “regenerative agriculture” Chicago, IL (July 10, 2019) – A team of researchers from Delta Institute, Croatan Institute, and the Organic Agriculture Revitalization Strategy (OARS) released a ...
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RR News Update: July 2, 2019

In this abbreviated, July 4th holiday edition, Raising Regenerative looks at the Green New Deal and its implications for regenerative agriculture. RFSI Forum speaker Eric Jackson discusses how finance products can help farmers transition to organics and regenerative. We also highlight agroforestry, natural fertilizers, and the growing trend to include ...
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