Lawmakers Raise Alarms About Foreign Ownership Of Farmland

  • A group of 130 lawmakers sent a letter calling for the Government Accountability Office to review the rapid expansion of foreign ownership of U.S. farmland.
  • The lawmakers want a review of the potential impact on trade, national security and food security.
  • Between 2010 and 2020, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that foreign investment in U.S. farmland nearly doubled. Some of those investors are allies such as Canada and the United Kingdom, but increasingly hostile regimes such as China and Saudi Arabia have been buying up U.S. farmland.


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