Foreign ownership of U.S. farmland could be a focus of the next Congress.
U.S. Representative Randy Feenstra of Iowa tells Brownfield he’s written the U.S. Treasury Secretary, the Defense Secretary, and Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack about his concerns.
“Here’s the bottom line is that we have 37.6 million acres of U.S. farmland that is in the hands of foreign ownership. That’s bigger than Iowa, that’s more land than Iowa has. So this is really serious.”
The Republican also joined House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Glenn GT Thompson in demanding a full report on foreign owned farmland from the Government Accountability Office.