Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Recent USDA Report Reveals The Foreign Country That Owns Most Farmlands In The U.S.

Canada is said to be the foreign country that owns most farmlands in the U.S. (Photo: Avanse Financial Services)
Canada is said to be the foreign country that owns most farmlands in the U.S. (Photo: Avanse Financial Services)

USDA report shares that Canada, not China, is the foreign country that tops the list of most foreign-owned farmlands in the United States.

A foreign country's ownership to a U.S. farmland is expected gain more attention this year. (Photo: Food Tank)

A foreign country’s ownership of a U.S. farmland is expected to gain more attention this year. (Photo: Food Tank)

The Foreign Country That Owns The Most Farmlands

A new USDA report reveals the foreign country which is Canada, not China, owns the most farmland in the United States, accounting for 32% or 14.2 million acres. The top five foreign country owners of U.S. farmland are Canada, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

Together, the foreign country mentioned above owns 29% or 13 million acres of foreign-held land in the U.S. By comparison, China owns less than 1% or 349,442 acres. Overall, 43.4 million acres of forest and farmland in the U.S., or 3.4% of all agricultural land, is owned by a foreign country.

Of these acres owned by a foreign country, 30 million are reported as foreign-owned, with the rest being primarily under a long-term lease. The majority of Chinese-owned land in the U.S. is associated with Brazos Highland and Smithfield Foods.

According to a published article by The Scoop, a foreign country’s ownership of U.S. farmland has become a contentious issue in politics and is expected to gain more attention this year.

Agricultural Land Purchases By China

In a published article by Forbes, Chinese purchases of U.S. agricultural land have caused concern in Congress, but 18 other countries own more American agricultural acres than China.

China owns around 384,000 acres of U.S. agricultural land, with 195,000 acres owned by 85 Chinese investors and 189,000 acres owned by 62 U.S. corporations with Chinese shareholders.

READ ALSO: Australian Exports May Be Affected As AUD Decreases Impacting China’s Economy And Possibly The Upcoming China Caixin Services PMI Report

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A convicted felon in California was arrested after he tortured and hostage two women and staged it as burglary. Convicted Felon Tortured and Kidnapped...


The application for the program, Rise Up Cambridge, in Massachusetts will begin on June 1 and will end on July 31 and qualified residents...


Police authorities arrested a man in Oklahoma after he was accused of raping and killing his 18-year-old graduate who was about to graduate from...

Us News

News from Springfield, Illinois is that a bill that would require public restrooms in Illinois to be available to both genders is coming under...