MCLEAN, Va., June 23, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gladstone Land Corporation (Nasdaq:LAND) ("Gladstone Land" or the "Company") announced today that it has acquired two farms totaling 94 acres in Dover, Florida, for $2.7 million. The properties have water on site and have been farmed for row crop fruits and vegetables for decades. In connection with the acquisition, the Company assumed two leases on the properties, each with three years remaining, with a mid-sized farming operation as the tenant.
"We are pleased to add two more farms to our portfolio in Florida and partner with the existing farmers on a long-term basis. Our objective is to be a strategic real estate partner for farmers so they can secure their land for the long haul," said Bill Frisbie, Director (Real Estate) for the Company. "We now own 26 farms across the U.S. that produce a variety of high-value fruits and vegetables."
About Gladstone Land Corporation :Gladstone Land is seeking to be a real estate investment trust that pays monthly dividends to its stockholders. The Company invests in farmland located in major agricultural markets in the United States that it leases to corporate and independent farmers and intends to report the current value of its farmland on a quarterly basis. The Company currently owns 6,439 acres on 26 farms in 5 different states across the U.S., appraised at an aggregate value of approximately $132 million. Its acreage is predominantly concentrated in locations where its tenants are able to grow row crops, such as berries and vegetables, which are planted and harvested annually or more frequently, as well as more permanent crops, such as blueberries. The Company also may acquire property related to farming, such as storage facilities utilized for cooling crops, processing plants, packaging facilities and distribution centers. The Company has paid 16 consecutive monthly cash distributions on its common stock since its initial public offering in January 2013. Additional information can be found at www.GladstoneLand.com . Owners or brokers who have farmland for sale in the United States should call (703) 287-5839.