Hawley’s Bill Would Block Chinese Entities From Owning U.S. Farmland

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., outlines his disapproval as the Senate Judiciary Committee begins debate on Ketanji Brown Jackson's nomination for the Supreme Court, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 4, 2022. Democrats are aiming to confirm her by the end of the week as the first Black woman on the court but Republicans are likely to try to drag out the process. AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
  • Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) on March. 7 introduced a bill that will block entities linked with the Chinese Communist Party from owning U.S. farmland.
  • “This Land is Our Land Act” will prohibit corporations and individuals linked to the communist Chinese regime from buying or leasing U.S. agricultural land.
  • The bill will require existing owners to divest their interests or face fines and criminal consequences.
  • “No Chinese corporation or individual associated with the CCP should be permitted to own American farmland,” Hawley said in a Tuesday statement. “It undermines the integrity of our nation’s food supply chain, it presents national security threats when the land is in close proximity to military installations, and it hurts American farmers.”
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