State Senator From Chillicothe Sponsoring Legislation to Ban Foreign Adversaries From Owning Missouri Farmland

Banning foreign adversaries from owning Missouri farmland is being brought before the legislature again.

State Senator Rusty Black of Chillicothe says it became an issue in the 2022 US Senate campaign in Missouri.

Black says the concern is that businesses and individuals from countries considered adversarial to the United States, such as China and North Korea, might buy farmland near those military bases.

Earlier this year, Governor Mike Parson signed an executive order banning those adversaries from purchasing farmland within a 10-mile radius of military sites.