Legislature Fails To Restrict Foreign Land Ownership

One major priority for Republican in the Missouri legislature that fell short is limiting foreign ownership of farmland. The House passed a bill that would have said no more than zero-point-5 percent of Missouri’s farmland could be owned by a foreign government or company, while the Senate sought a total ban, but not for potential use of nonfarming purposes. Caleb Rowden is Senate President Pro-tem:

The bill was driven by concerns that companies under the control of the Chinese government already own lots of agricultural land in the U-S. It will most likely be a top priority next year.


(From Missourinet)