Global AgInvesting News, Information and Research for Investors in Farmland and Agriculture Globally Drought-Hit Southern Plains See Land Values Decrease Full year return on investment for the Southern Plains fell to 7.9% from 12.0% for calendar year 2013, the lowest of any region. 04/24/2014 3:4 PM Chobani Secures $750 Million Investment From TPG Chobani has received a $750 million investment from private equity firm TPG to help ease liquidity issues. 04/24/2014 2:8 PM Shanghai Dairy Planning Independent Public Listing Shanghai Dairy Group, a subsidiary of Bright Dairy and Foods plans to go public independently from its parent company. 04/24/2014 1:20 PM World Goes Nuts for South Australian Almonds The value of South Australian tree nut exports is expected to grow from $600 million in 2013 to $1 billion in 2020. 04/24/2014 12:1 PM New Fund Allows USDA to Facilitate Private Equity Investments in Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the creation of a new investment fund, Rural Business Investment Co. (RBIC) 04/24/2014 11:18 AM Venture Capital Firm Omnivore Partners Back Agri-Tech Startup MITRA Venture Capital firm Omnivore Partners is backing India-based agricultural technology startup MITRA 04/24/2014 10:44 AM Rasoya Proteins to Enter Into Maize Based Ethanol Production Indian edible oil and soy processor is investing US$65.7 million to establish a major corn ethanol production unit. 04/24/2014 10:8 AM Mitsui Takes on Grain Big Guns Mitsui aims to triple its exports of Australian grain to account for 10% of all Australian grain handling within five to six years. 04/23/2014 3:26 PM Brazilian Soybeans Sold by Marubeni to China Bound for U.S. Two Brazilian soybean cargoes sold to China have been re-routed to the U.S. according to port and shipping data. 04/23/2014 2:26 PM Indian Dairy Industry to Grow at CAGR 4.2% The Indian dairy industry is set to grow at a compounded annual growth rate of 4.2%; milk production reaching 177 million tons by 2020 04/23/2014 1:20 PM