Lawmakers want to ban China from buying more U.S. farmland
House lawmakers want to put the brakes on U.S. farmland owned by China.
The House Appropriation Committee approved an amendment to the USDA funding bill. Not only would it ban China from buying any more farmland, but it would also bar current land from being eligible for farm subsidies.
The amendment was added by Congressman Dan Newhouse of Washington state, who calls it a national security issue.
China currently owns almost 200,000 acres of U.S. farmland.