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U.S. Air Force Official Warns of Security Risks of Chinese Corn Mill Investment in North Dakota

A Chinese investment in a North Dakota corn mill facility was formally approved by a U.S. federal government body last month, but there is continued political pressure to block the investment. A U.S. Air Force official has now weighed in with concerns.

Legislation Introduced in U.S. Congress Would Restrict Chinese Purchases of Farmland

A bicameral, bipartisan group of members of Congress has introduced legislation to "protect America’s agricultural industry from improper foreign investment," with Chinese farmland purchases as a key target.

South Dakota Government Announces Plan To Restrict Agriculture Land Purchases

Last week, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem and some legislators announced proposed legislation to restrict foreign purchases of agricultural land in South Dakota, with Chinese purchases as the main focus.

Proposed U.S. Legislation Would Prevent China, Others from Purchasing U.S. Farmland, Farm Businesses

Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate have proposed legislation that would restrict investment from China, Iran, North Korea and Russia in U.S. agricultural land and businesses.

Senate Committee Holds Confirmation Hearing for U.S. Agriculture Negotiator, Chinese Export Restrictions Related to Fertilizers Discussed

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee held a confirmation hearing today for agriculture negotiator Douglas McKalip, and during the hearing McKalip brought up the issue of Chinese restrictions on urea and similar products.

New U.S. Government Report Warns About Risks of Chinese Investment in U.S. Agriculture

A new Staff Research Report published by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, which often takes a tough line on China trade issues, examines the scope of Chinese investment in U.S. agriculture and sets out certain risks that may arise. The evidence provided in the report

U.S. Ambassador to China Comments on U.S.-China Relations and Agriculture Trade

At the recent U.S. – China High Level Agricultural Dialogue in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Ambassador to China Nicholas Burns offered his thoughts on U.S.-China relations broadly and on agriculture trade specifically.
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