At a June 16 luncheon, Randy Lierman, an investment manager with London-based Newton Capital Management Limited, told growers agricultural markets represent a big area of change in world markets. Droughts and rain in growing regions have strained supplies and created investment opportunities. He said investors are seeing returns buying crop protection firms.
Andrew Meadows, citrus mutual’s director of communications, said the conference drew strong grower participation. He said this year’s event attracted 650 participants, up from 575 last year.