06/12/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Big Private Investors Pouring Billions Into Farming

Huge investment funds have already poured hundreds of billions of dollars into booming financial markets for commodities like wheat, corn and soybeans.

But a few big private investors are starting to make bolder and longer-term bets that the world's need for food will greatly increase -- by buying farmland, fertilizer, grain elevators and shipping equipment.

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