Economics Archives - Farmland LP

  • Paying Farmers to Go Organic, Even Before the Crops Come In

    NYT organic
    As reported by The New York Times, “Companies can’t get enough organic ingredients to satisfy consumer desire for organic and nongenetically modified foods.” Read more about how major brands are providing economic support for the transition to organic here.
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  • General Mills partners with Organic Valley to increase organic supply

    Infographic.  General Mills has announced a strategic sourcing partnership with the largest organic cooperative in the U.S. that will help about 20 dairy farms add around 3,000 acres to organic dairy production over the next three years. (PRNewsFoto/General Mills)
    General Mills is committed to doubling the organic acreage from which it sources supply by 2019. To succeed, the packaged food giant is thinking creatively. In addition to partnering with Organic Valley, the largest organic cooperate in the US, General Mills is also launching the Organic &d Regenerative Agriculture Transition Council to advance sustainable farming practices. […]
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  • “We cannot get enough organic to stay in business…” Costco CEO Jelinek

    Shoppers look for produce at Costco in Issaquah Monday March 14, 2016.
    Costco is believed to be the nation’s largest organic retailer, surpassing even Whole Foods. Yet, the warehouse giant cannot keep up with demand. As reported by The Seattle Times, at Costco’s annual shareholder meeting CEO Craig Jelinek declared, “We cannot get enough organics to stay in business day in and day out.” Costco’s solution: find creative […]
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  • Farmland Investing: A Smart Strategy Made Smarter by Farmland LP’s REIT

    Cattle grazing in OR
    Two articles recently appeared in the news on farmland investing that demonstrate why Farmland LP’s value-added approach and niche market focus – organic and local – make for smarter farmland investing. The Economist’s article, Barbarians at the Farm Gate, describes the benefits of farmland investing through an institutional lens. The Economist makes a convincing macro […]
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  • Tech Investors Plow Money Into Farmland

    Scott Banister
    When Farmland LP investor Scott Banister’s smiling face showed up on my computer screen, I can’t say that I was completely surprised. The idea that tech investors have “plowed” money into farmland came from a discussion with one of the tech investor themselves, Ali Partovi, who noted the trend and suggested it would be an […]
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