Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Mexico Dairy Industry Looking Toward Growth Mexico’s dairy production and consumption are expected to increase in 2015 according to the U.S. Foreign Agricultural Service. 10/24/2014 12:47 PM U.S. Farmland Returns Fall to Lowest in Four Years U.S. farmland investment returns fall to a four-year low on lower land value appreciation and farm income returns. 10/24/2014 12:16 PM Mitsubishi Taking Over Cermaq All conditions have been met for Mitsubishi Corporation to acquire international fish farming group Cermaq for US$1.4 billion. 10/24/2014 11:38 AM Chiquita Shareholders Reject Fyffes Merger Chiquita Brands’ shareholders have rejected a planned merger with Fyffes Plc – Chiquita now seeks a deal with Cutrale and Safra. 10/24/2014 11:14 AM French Winemakers Demand Action on ‘Incurable’ Grape Disease Devastating Vines The fungal disease esca has infected 13% of France’s vines this year costing the industry €1 billion (US$1.26 billion). 10/23/2014 5:3 PM Malaysian Tzen Plantation Invests US$23 Million in Papua New Guinea Malaysian Tzen Plantation Ltd in Papua New Guinea plans to expand its oil palm acreage to 8,000 hectares by the end of 2014 10/23/2014 3:47 PM USDA Soy Report Stresses Need for Infrastructure Investment A U.S. Department of Agriculture report states that the U.S. is losing global soy market share and needs investments in infrastructure. 10/23/2014 1:37 PM Bill Gates Investing in Florida Farmland Over the past two years the investment company that manages Bill Gates’ wealth has been buying up Florida farmland. 10/23/2014 12:21 PM Russia to Invest €250 Million in Crimean Wine Industry As part of its expansion plan, the Russian government aims to increase vineyard planting in Crimea by 60% by the year 2025 10/23/2014 11:1 AM Sea World Wants to Build the World’s Biggest Fish Farm Hubbs-SeaWorld has partnered with a private equity firm to build the world’s largest fish farm of the coast of San Diego. 10/22/2014 3:31 PM