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Discussing foreign land ownership at the national agriculture conference



Jonesboro, Arkansas – Participants in a panel discussion on foreign ownership of U.S. land are anticipated to include representatives from the National Agricultural Law Center.

Talk Business & Politics, our content partner, reports that the panel will be a part of the January 9 Land Investment Expo in Des Moines, Iowa.

In 2023, almost half of the states in the United States enacted legislation about foreign property ownership, with Arkansas being the pioneer state to implement such a measure.

Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders mandated in October that Syngenta, a Chinese government-owned seed business, sell the 160 acres of agricultural land it controlled in Craighead County.

Sanders further asked that the state’s attorney general look into two businesses, Risever Machinery, and LCC in Jonesboro, that may have broken the state’s foreign land ownership statute.

On Friday, December 22, Arkansas Attorney General Tim Griffin declared that Risever Machinery had not been found to have broken any state laws.

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