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Rep. Ashley Hinson (R-IA-02) joined Rep. Don Bacon (R-NE-02) and others to introduce the bipartisan AFIDA Improvements Act to improve the process of tracking purchases of U.S. agricultural land by foreign entities.

The legislation follows a recent report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) that found that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is ill-equipped to fully combat foreign ownership of agricultural land by foreign adversaries like China, and will improve USDA’s oversight of foreign land purchases.

“We can’t sit on our hands as Communist China buys up our most valuable resource – our land – in a nefarious attempt to exert control over our food supply and undermine our national security. I am proud to lead this bipartisan effort to expose the full extent of foreign land ownership in the U.S. and ensure we can prevent our adversaries from purchasing another acre of American soil.” – Congresswoman Ashley Hinson

Author: Press Release


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