Rep. Rosendale Introduces Bill to Protect American Farmland From Foreign Adversaries


December 27, 2023

Congressman Matt Rosendale (MT-02) introduced the Land and National Defense (LAND) Act to protect American farmland from foreign adversaries and land near our military bases.

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) reported that foreign persons and entities hold an interest in 40.8 million acres of U.S. agricultural land. Current federal law imposes no restrictions on the amount of private U.S. agricultural land that can be owned by foreigners, including citizens of hostile foreign nations.

The LAND Act would implement restrictions and limitations that Americans are subject to when...

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