Bamboo is a strong and fast-growing material that’s been used for thousands of years because of its versatility and sustainability. The bamboo plant is a grass that grows almost a meter a day. After the first three years of growth, it is harvested annually without the need of replanting. Bamboo is a flexible resource that can grow under a range of climatic conditions while keeping the land nutrient and preventing soil erosion. Unlike other plants, bamboo is naturally antibacterial and has no need for pesticides or fertilizers. With more than 1,500 potential product uses, the miracle grass also represents a lucrative market opportunity.Read More
CBD and hemp products have both seen a boom since the 2018 Farm Bill was signed into law, with hemp legalization on a federal level and the ability to sell products commercially. Many items made from hemp have been marketed since then, with CBD oil being in top demand. As more studies explore the use of CBD, many people are looking to the product as a medicine for various ailments or illnesses. Hemp fibers are also making a recent impact as well.
Although it was legal to grow hemp since 1998, producers were required to receive a special production permit from the Drug Enforcement Agency due to its relation to marijuana. However, now there are fewer restraints of transportation on the plant and less risk for farmers and producers involved.Read More
While the Canadian forest industry might take exception to the analogy, their infiltration of the U.S. South’s sawmills has been slow, methodical and under the radar. Certainly, “quiet” would be an exaggeration. After all, West Fraser Timber (WFT), Interfor (IFP), Canfor (CFP) and Conifex Timber (CFF) are all publicly-traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange, and each of their many acquisitions have come with press releases and industry commentary. But generally speaking, the encroachment has been undetected.Read More
Investing during a period with so many choices can be intimidating. Each asset carries its own risk/reward profile, and there’s no one-stop source on how to safely make the most out of your money. It’s easy to put your money into opportunities that are familiar instead of investing in a complex, possibly foreign, industry like agriculture. Don’t let the potential learning curve scare you away from great returns in an asset class that helps feed, clothe, and fuel the world. Here are three tips to becoming a successful agriculture investor:Read More