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Foreign ag land executive order still in effect in MO

Missouri lawmakers were unable to reach an agreement on foreign ag land ownership during the state legislative session that wrapped up last month. Senator Rusty Black from District 12 sponsored a bill that would have modified provisions on foreign ownership of ag land and... Read More.

South Dakota has a new law on foreign ag land ownership

South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has signed a bill into law that blocks six foreign governments from owning South Dakota farmland, including China. “For 30 years I’ve been working on ag policy. I’ve watched over those 30 years China come into our country…I’ve watched... Read More.

Foreign animal disease on pork producers minds

Foreign animal disease (FAD) preparedness remains a top priority for the nation’s pork industry.   Trish Cook is a pork producer in eastern Iowa… “Being diligent every day.”  She says, “You can’t take a day off from having good bio-security because you’re only as strong as... Read More.

Emergency rules now in effect for foreign ag land in Missouri

The director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture says emergency rules are now in effect for Governor Mike Parson’s executive order on foreign ag land ownership. Chris Chinn says any Missouri landowner who wants to sell the land to a foreign entity must now... Read More.

GAO report: USDA can improve on foreign ag land data

A recent report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office says USDA needs to do a better job collecting, tracking and sharing data on foreign-owned agricultural land. The latest information from USDA says in 2022, more than 43 million acres of U.S. agricultural land is... Read More.

Foreign ag land executive order gives MO lawmakers more time

The chairman of Missouri Senate’s Agriculture Committee says the governor’s executive order on foreign ag land ownership takes the pressure off lawmakers to reach an agreement quickly this session. Jason Bean tells Brownfield “I think that gives us time to do what’s necessary: meet... Read More.

MO Ag Department to start foreign ag land rulemaking process soon

A new executive order requires Missouri landowners to alert the Missouri Department of Agriculture anytime they plan to sell farmland to a foreign individual or company. Missouri state statutes currently limit foreign ag land ownership to 1%. The executive order, signed by the governor... Read More.