Anxious about China, Midwest states limit farm ownership

Midwest states including Kansas have proposed various bills to limit foreign ownership of farmland.


State News

March 16, 2023 - 3:20 PM

A proposed corn mill processing plant was expected to be a big economic boon for Grand Forks, North Dakota, bringing hundreds of jobs.

Then the U.S. Air Force weighed in at the request of North Dakota’s two U.S. senators — finding the Chinese-owned project’s proximity to a military base made it a “significant threat to national security.”

The city council voted the project down soon after.

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