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Report Finds Major Flaws With How Government Tracks Foreign Ownership Of Farmland

Posted on AllSides January 19th, 2024
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A report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) found that there were major flaws in the government’s tracking of foreign land purchases, exposing the United States to national security risks.

The report, which was requested by the House Oversight and Accountability Committee and the House Committee on Agriculture, said that the Department of Agriculture does “not share timely data on foreign investments in agricultural land,” and that the processes in place for sharing the data are complex and difficult to understand.

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