8/17/21 | Reposted Content | Pacific Northwest AG Network
Earlier this summer, Dan Newhouse, the Chair of the Congressional Western Caucus introduced an amendment to the Ag appropriations bill prohibiting the purchase of farmland by the People’s Republic of China. The Amendment would also make Ag lands currently owned by the Chinese government ineligible for farm programs.
Newhouse said allowing the Chinese government to continue to purchase farmland across the U.S. poses an immediate threat to U.S. national security, as well as food security. He noted when the Amendment was first proposed, it received strong bipartisan support. However as time as continued, Democrats expressed concerns, saying Newhouse’s amendment would increase anti-Asian sentiment across the U.S. (Read All of Dan Newhouse Article)