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Concerns over Foreign Control/Ownership of U.S. Farmland

Touch the Soil News #1352 (Feature photo – City Beet Farm – courtesy of City Beet Farm)

Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting Jonathan Hettinger reports on foreign-owned/controlled farmland in the United States. While the information is dated back to 2016 – the most recent available from federal records, foreigners own or control an amount of farmland equal to the State of Ohio.

A number of individual states are undertaking state legislation to curb foreign ownership of farmland in their states. You can read the full story here:

https://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/28986-efforts-to-restrict-foreign-ownership-of-us-farmland-grow

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