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WinNews: Kilter Rural helping build local economy

The success of farming is increasingly hitched to water security with an industry leader pumping up the benefits of irrigation.  A fresh approach is making every drop go further, turning almost unworkable land into thriving fields.


by admin • May 5, 2018
General Media

Kilter Rural: Investment Farming Model returns dollars from dirt

“Our aim has been to invest in irrigation infrastructure, manage water and soils and put aside land of environmental value to improve it, as well as deliver returns to our investors” explains Kilter Rural’s Michael Neville. “Our key metric is return per megalitre to measure performance of crops, because water is our most expensive input”, […]


by admin • February 28, 2018
General Media

New water barons – foreign farmers swoop on our crops

Major American and Canadian investment funds and agricultural corporations are pouring money into buying prime irrigated land along the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers, looking for irrigated land to plant with citrus and almonds. Near Robinvale in northern Victoria, investors looking for a farm to grow highly profitable table grapes recently paid $5.1m for a 570ha […]


by admin • January 9, 2018
General Media

Noodle success for Japanese company spurs big agribusiness into organic farming

Hakubaku opened their organic noodle factory in Ballarat nearly 20 years ago because CEO Ryuji Nakamura said they wanted to be close to the best quality organic wheat. A shortage of organic wheat in recent years led to a supply partnership with Kilter Rural who manage over $200m in farmland and water assets in northern […]


by admin • December 15, 2017
General Water Investment

MDB Water Fund wins top environment award

Murray-Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund has been awarded Australia’s premier environment prize for 2017, the Banksia Award, in the natural capital category. Judged by an independent panel of experts, the Award “recognises demonstrated leadership and excellence in valuing, measuring, managing and investing in Australia’s natural capital with the same rigor that we manage all of […]


by admin • November 21, 2017
General Water Investment

Environmental watering by The Balanced Water Fund

During August 2017, The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund released a donation of 30 megalitres of water into Yambuna Lagoon.  This is the first time that environmental water has been delivered to this wetland.   The Murray Darling Basin Balanced Water Fund is an investment model that helps both nature and people while delivering […]


by admin • October 26, 2017
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Future Farming Landscapes in 1 minute

Here’s a quick overview in images of our Future Farming Landscapes investment, all in just 1 minute!


by Kilter Rural • March 27, 2017
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Investment and environment can be complimentary

According to Kilter Rural CEO, Cullen Gunn, there is a lack of policy around ecosystem markets. “Getting paid for producing improvements in ecological condition hasn’t happened yet” Gunn says. “There is a great deal of irrigation land which is underutilised or undercapitalised, and could be dealt with in a much more sustainable way.” Kilter Rural’s […]


by Kilter Rural • March 17, 2017
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California seeks advice from Australia on water management

Despite recent rains, more than half of California remains in drought and there is an urgent need to make changes to how water is managed. With Australia regarded as a leader in water management, three industry delegations from California have visited Australia over the past 18 months to meet with farmers and public policy experts […]


by admin • January 30, 2017
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Australians buying back the farm

Just 0.3 per cent of the $1.2 trillion held in Australian super is invested in agriculture. Australian fund managers typically claim that annual returns are too low and variable, and the assets too illiquid, to make buying farms worthwhile. VicSuper chief executive Michael Dundon, who has $175m of the fund’s $16bn invested in rural land […]


by admin • January 6, 2017