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Why buy farmland in the USA Delta States and farm it?
Some comparative benefits of this region are:
· Crop diversification
· Economies of Scale
· Farmland owned by foreign shareholders is accepted
· Land pricing
· Irrigation systems

Why should you invest in farmland?
· Worldwide growing demand for crops and food.
· Diminishing supply of arable land.
· Commodity demand for biofuels in the next decades.
· Uncorrelated returns to traditional assets.
· Annual income stream from the sale of the crops.
· Hedge against inflation.
· Low interest rate environment, enabling the fund to secure long term mortgages at 6.5% per annum for 30 years.
· The Fund may seek leverage of up to 50% to refinance, make additional acquisitions or payout the Investors.

Why is farmland better than Futures/ETFs?
· When funds buy into the futures market they often have to purchase the underlying commodities at a higher price than spot. This happens occasionally when the futures' curve has a positive slope, a phenomenon called CONTANGO, whereby the expected "spot" price is below the futures' price curve.
· Thus an ETFs or Mutual Fund's returns tend to underperform a direct investments in the commodity.
· Lower and managed volatility, thus reducing risk.
· Unable to leverage the underlying land when you gain exposure to commodities through the Futures or ETFs market.
· Impossibility to enhance operating margins through economies of scale realized in farming when investing in Futures or ETFs.

Why is Optimum Agriculture a better vehicle for investing in a farm?
· Professional, experienced management.
· Soil, crop and geographic diversification, reducing climate and commodity risk.
· Economies of scale in the operation, resulting from volume discounts on raw materials, fertilizers, insecticides, fuel oil; better capex financing conditions, lower financing costs.
· More liquidity options, by selling shares to an institution, a public offering or a secondary market.
· Better upside possibilities within a company's growth rather than a single farm.