Florida Plans To Ban Foreign Control Of State Land

  • Florida’s incoming Republican Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson announced a proposal to restrict foreign control of Florida agriculture land and strategic military lands.
  • Simpson was joined by Sen. Jay Collins and Rep. Borrero for the announcement.
  • Simpson called the the proposal “Florida’s Strategic Land Plan,” which would restrict the purchase, acquisition, lease, or holding of controlling interest in agricultural land in Florida by “nonresident aliens, foreign businesses and corporations, or foreign governments. …
  • “China now controls nearly 200,000 acres of agricultural land in the U.S., leaving our food supply chain, our water quality and our national security interests vulnerable to the Chinese Communist Party. Restricting foreign control of Florida’s agricultural land and key strategic military land will protect our state, provide long-term stability and preserve economic freedom.”