As House focuses on China, farm groups see other land buyers

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TIAA — by way of its funding supervisor, Nuveen — stands out As a Outcome of of scope of its agricultural fundings Inside the U.S. and Brazil, he said. The fund, which has $1.7 trillion in belongings, additionally has holdings in Australia, Chile, New Zealand, Poland and Romania. 

“As a Outcome of they’re a U.S. company, They do not Appear to be being included On this appropriations dialogue round threats of Chinese language authorities investing in land Inside the U.S. lands,” he said. “We anticipate there Want to be a broader dialog about agency seize of land assets Inside the U.S. and overseas.”

“We now have To take a Take A look at methods to safe native administration and diversify land holdings On this nation,” Treakle said.

TIAA Is not the one retirement fund that finds farmland engaging. The Washington State Investment Board, which manages money for that state’s public staff, consists of agricultural land Collectively with mining and minerals, power and “society necessities” in its tangible belongings portfolio that constitutes 5 to 7 % of its $176 billion in fundings.

“All of the TA [tangible belongings] fundings have completely different return traits, however usually the objective is To understand each income and appreciation over An prolonged horizon. Our chosen agriculture fundings match with this objective,” Chris Philips, the funding board’s director of institutional relations and public affairs, said by e-mail.

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