rePlant Capital is a new
farmer-first financial platform — leading the revolution in regenerative agriculture.
rePlant is raising a $250M integrated capital fund – the first in a series of larger funds – for purposes of increasing:
Soil Health/Carbon Sequestration
According to the USDA, there are 900 million acres of farmland in the U.S.
Currently, less than 1% is farmed using regenerative and organic practices, meaning that 99% of U.S. farmland continues to receive toxic chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, etc.) which poison the soil, plants, water, animals, farmers, and workers while accelerating climate change and producing less nutritious food.
Tragically, median income earned by farm households was estimated at -$1,840 in 2018 according to the USDA, and the farm sector is more than $426.6 billion in debt, much of which is not on farmer-friendly terms. Additionally, farmers have been trained to focus on yield, not profitability.
This partially explains why there’s such a significant opportunity to scale regenerative and organic practices, which have proven to be at least 2x more profitable for farmers. rePlant intends to be a major player in financing this transition and is committed to open source the most efficacious solutions to empower others to finance change with alacrity.
WHAT WE’RE DOING
The 10-year flagship Soil Fund is targeting an allocation of 80% loans and 20% equity investments:
Loans to the most capable farmers transitioning to regenerative and organic practices
Equity investments in the most innovative entrepreneurs looking to disrupt and
redesign the extractive U.S. food system
rePlant’s three co-founders have unique and complementary skillsets, matched directly to our mission, at the intersection of food and finance.
Together, the team has unparalleled access to large food companies and leading-edge regenerative farmers throughout the U.S., coupled with established investor networks and solid track records in making direct loans & equity investments.