Missouri Senator Introduces Bill To End Chinese Ownership Of U.S. Farmland

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Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) has introduced a bill called the “This Land is Our Land Act” which would force Chinese corporations and entities who own U.S. farmland to divest their holdings and would prevent any future sales to companies linked to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Hawley said of the bill, “No Chinese corporation or individual associated with the CCP should be permitted to own American farmland. It undermines the integrity of our nation’s food supply chain, it presents national security threats when the land is in proximity to military installations, and it hurts American farmers.”  China owns approximately 1% of foreign-owned U.S. farmland or about 384,000 acres.