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Horowitz: Effort grows to block Chinese ownership of US land, but establishment Republicans oppose it

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You control the food and farms, you control the people. This is why it is prudent at this time in history to begin social distancing from China.

According to USDA data, as of 2019, foreign investors owned at least 35.2 million acres of U.S. agricultural land. In other words, 2.7% of privately owned crop, grazing, and forest lands are owned by foreign investors. While the top foreign holders are from Canada and friendly European countries, Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion, an amount that has grown rapidly over the past decade.

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