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How a soaring US-China trade war may split fortunes of two American firms

Gladstone Land Corp and Farmland Partners may fall vulnerable to the effects of a trade war

Reuters  |  New York 

The threat of steep tariffs on soybeans, wheat and corn from an escalating US-China trade dispute may decide the survivor among the two largest real estate funds in the hard-hit US farm sector. Farmland Partners Inc, a $251 million market cap real estate investment trust that owns more than 166,000 acres of farmland, appears to be more vulnerable to the effects of a trade war than its largest publicly traded competitor, $186 million market cap Gladstone Land Corp. ALSO READ: Trade war: Concerns remain on some trade issues as China, US wrap up talks That is because while ...

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First Published: Sun, May 06 2018. 18:22 IST