Thankfully, some Republicans are beginning to make noises about this issue and are pushing for legislation to not only protect American farmland from being exploited by a potential enemy, but also to address the obvious national security issues.
REPORTER: "China, foreign buyers, are buying up U.S. real estate, in some cases farms, around military installations. Is this on the administration’s radar?"KIRBY: "I'm probably not the right person to ask about home ownership..." REPORTER: "This isn't about home ownership..." pic.twitter.com/Xv4EXiksdR — Breaking911 (@Breaking911) September 13, 2022
“Protecting American farmland is critical to maintaining our national security,” said Sen. Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) last month regarding legislation he has introduced that blacklists China along with Russia, Iran, and North Korea from buying up U.S. farms. “As a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, I was alarmed when a Chinese company recently purchased farmland near an Air Force base in North Dakota. This acquisition could threaten our national security by allowing the Chinese Communist Party to closely monitor the operations and communications at a very important military facility.
“In my travels around South Dakota, I’ve heard from many farmers and ranchers who are concerned about foreign adversaries owning American farmland. It’s time to put a stop to this and take action. This legislation makes certain American interests are protected by blacklisting foreign adversaries from purchasing land or businesses involved in agriculture," he added.
In July, the House's No. 3 Republican, Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York, introduced a similar bill for the lower chamber. Democrats have refused to entertain either one.
The problem is real. According to AgWeb, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's "latest data shows China owns over 191,000 acres of U.S. lands, but that was before a North Dakota land sale this Spring.""A Chinese company, Fufeng Group, recently acquired 300 acres in North Dakota for $2.6 million. According to the company, it intends to establish a milling plant," the outlet reported. China is literally using American farmland to bolster its emergency food stocks ahead of a conflict, and the Biden regime and Democrats are letting it happen. Sources include: AGWeb.com NaturalNews.com
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