Lawmakers Looking to Curb Chinese Ownership of U.S. Farmland

8/1/21

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U.S. politicians are seeking to restrict Chinese purchases of American farmland amid fears that such purchases – while so far affecting a miniscule share of U.S. agricultural land – could ultimately pose a threat to the U.S. food supply chain.

The House Appropriations Committee recently approved a provision that would bar Chinese companies from owning more farmland than they already possess. The provision also would make those holdings ineligible for U.S. farm subsidies.

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