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Wall Street is buying our farms

  Orion Magazine Presents: Buying the Farm Photo courtesy of Mark Renz Dean Kuipers dives into Wall St's speculative invasion of farm country and talks about alternatives that seek to improve farmers' land tenure, not shake it up, projects like Iroquois Valley Farms, which are, he says, "...a radical alternative to institutional investors—a radically profitable […]

Posted: July 16 2015
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down on the farm

The wolves of Wall Street are eyeing millions of acres of U.S. farmland that will soon come up for sale, much of which has been in the hands of family farmers for generations, according to Down on the Farm, a new study from the Oakland Institute. "Institutional investors"--including hedge funds, private equity, pension funds, and university […]

Posted: March 2 2014