Kristi Noem Warns Nation To Take More Action Against China Farmland Purchases

FILE - South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem speaks July 16, 2021, in Des Moines, Iowa. Noem's election-year fight with fellow Republicans in the Legislature has spurred criticism she is neglecting her job to angle for the White House.(AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
  • South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem (R-SD) issued a warning on Sunday, urging the United States to “wake up” and take “aggressive action” against China to prevent the acquisition of farmland in the country.
  • Noem’s statement follows her recent endorsement of congressional legislation aimed at prohibiting countries like China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran from purchasing U.S. farmland. She expressed hope that the bill would be included in the National Defense Authorization Act.
  • Noem emphasized the need to recognize China’s strategic goals and stressed that decisive action is required at both the state and federal levels.