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Impacts of foreign and absentee investment in U.S. farmland on U.S. farms and rural communities
James A. Duffield
by Center for Agricultural and Rural Development, Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
Written in English
|Statement||James Duffield, Michael Boehlje, Roy Hickman.|
|Series||CARD report -- 114|
|Contributions||Boehlje, Michael., Hickman, Roy., United States. Dept. of Agriculture. Economic Research Service|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||112 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||112|
Institutional investors are buying up U.S. farmland at a rapid rate, and their influence is starting to shift the types of crops grown and the way the land is managed, according to a . The deal made Shuanghui, now the WH Group Limited, into one of the biggest foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land, according to an analysis of that same data. That purchase was just a part of a continuing surge in foreign investment in American farmland and food that has raised concerns in Congress and among rural advocacy groups.
She has attended agricultural investment conferences where "farmland funds" were pitched to potential investors, and witnessed the development of investment vehicles that cater to the phenomenon, including publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that first came on the U.S. market in "Land ownership is a really important part. U.S. farmland values this year dropped for only the second time since the major farm crisis in the s led to a series of foreclosures. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that farmland values in the lower 48 dropped by $10 an acre to $3,, the first such drop since
farm overtime masks the growth in the share of small farms. Most of today’s farms are small farms by some definitions (USDA, ), and many are classified as retirement and lifestyle farms (Hoppe, ). The majority of workers on U.S. farms are the operators and their families, contributing at least two-thirds of the labor hours worked. Foreign companies that own agricultural land in the United States are required by the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act to report it. But it’s self-reported and rarely enforced. So the database of foreign land owners contains errors and omissions.
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[James Duffield; Michael Boehlje; Roy Hickman;]. Foreign investors acquired at least million acres of U.S. agricultural land inthe largest increase in more than a decade, according to the latest available federal data. The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that foreign investors control million acres, valued at $ billion.
Investment from abroad in U.S. farmland causing land prices to rise beyond the holding potential of local farm operators and thereby threatening the traditional family-type farm 4.
The possibility of foreign ownership causing higher rents, reducing U.S. soil fertility and food supplies, and impeding the effectiveness of the. Foreign investment in U.S.
farmland on the rise A surge in foreign investment in American farmland and food has raised concerns in Congress and. While representing only about 2% of total farmland, the value of the foreign-owned U.S.
farmland soared from $ billion (in today’s dollars) to $ billion during that same time period, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data. 'American Soil' Is Increasingly Foreign Owned The number of acres of U.S.
farmland held by foreign-owned investors has doubled in the past two decades, raising alarm bells in farming. There is a new global interest in foreign investment in farmland. The purchase or long-term lease of agricultural land by state-owned and private investors has received.
actual impacts on the host country and their determinants. This paper summarizes the results of FAO’s case studies on the impacts of foreign agricultural investment on host communities and countries.
The studies suggest that the disadvantages of large-scale land acquisitions often outweigh the few benefits to the local community.
Trends and impacts of foreign investment in developing country agriculture draws on examples of agricultural investments in nine developing countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
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farmland and food has raised concerns in Congress and among rural advocacy groups. Foreign ownership makes up about percent of farmland in the U.S.
and 1 percent of all land. Critics often cite food security as a reason to ban foreign ownership of agriculture land, but the Center’s analysis found that timber companies and renewable energy companies remain the biggest group of foreign investors.
Get this from a library. Impact of foreign investment in farmland: hearings before the Subcommittee on Family Farms, Rural Development, and Special Studies of the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, Ninety-fifth Congress, second session, on H.R.
and related bills, June 20 and JWashington, D.C., JAmes, Iowa. The publication offers a number of case studies on the impact of foreign investment in Africa and Asia, including large-scale land deals often referred to as land grabbing.
About percent of the U.S. land under foreign ownership is forestland, followed by percent pastureland and percent cropland. The amount of foreign-owned land totaled 10 million acres inmillion acres in and then million acres in Foreign Investment in U.S. Agricultural Land: An Overview of the National Issue and a Case Study of Vermont By MARK B.
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Those are two words that are commonly used to stir up patriotic feelings. They are also words that can’t be be taken for granted, because today nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland are held by foreign number has doubled in the past two decades, which is raising alarm bells in farming communities.
Goals / Objectives "Farmland financialization"--the growing control of farmland by financial actors such as institutional investors and fund managers--has major implications for U.S. farmers, but has yet to besystematically analyzed.
The goal of this project is to provide critical information on the challenges and opportunities posed by such farmland investment, enhancing our understanding of. Farmland is an investment and a business asset, but it's also personal history and emotion.
Additionally, land purchased as an investment may not necessarily be good for the businesses' cash-flow. The influx of foreign farm owners has drawn strong criticism. Some politicians and rural advocacy groups argue that foreign control of farms is a threat to national security.
Sens.Responsible investment in farmland T+ Farmland offers a stable long-term investment with the benefits of diversification, inflation protection and potential for attractive returns, but there are significant challenges, including water, soil health, biodiversity, toxics and land rights.