Farm Investors Welcome
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Sep 29, 2014 02:25 PM CDT

HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Until recently if you wanted to be a farmland owner, you had to own the real McCoy. Now companies traded on NASDAQ and the New York Stock Exchange will let investors own shares of the action, but without the headaches of being a hands-on landowner.

Gladstone Land (Nasdaq: LAND) raised $57 million in January 2013 in an initial public offering and now owns 6,833 acres on 28 farms in California, Florida, Michigan, Oregon and Arizona valued at approximately $144 million. Many of its investments are in specialty crops. It announced it had converted to a formal ...

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