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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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  • 2015 Images from the Farms

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    As 2015 winds down I like to look back and share images from our farms. The pictures highlight the diversity of crops and livestock we manage across a backdrop of changing seasons. In February, dormant blueberries are pretty with their pink bark in the foreground. The hazelnuts in the background are in bloom but these are not […]
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  • Farmland LP REIT Acquires Land & Operating Assets of Olsen Agricultural Enterprises

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    Farmland LP is pleased to announce its acquisition of over 6,000 acres of owned and leased farmland in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, a premier growing region in the U.S. with high quality soil, abundant water and an ideal growing climate. This is the second acquisition for our farmland REIT. The property expands Farmland LP’s holdings in […]
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  • Farmland Investing: A Smart Strategy Made Smarter by Farmland LP’s REIT

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    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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