Ohio's Land Owned By Foreign Interests
Protecting Ohio Farming Interests
Ohio is one of several states with lax or non-existent regulation of foreign ownership of agricultural land or agricultural infrastructure, and food security is an important reason to monitor, with a view toward limiting, foreign ownership of agricultural land and infrastructure, and any concentration of ownership of key sectors in the U.S. food supply.
Ohio currently calls for some registration of foreigners who own property within the state, but our state is one of several states in the U.S. that do not have prohibitions or limits on foreign ownership agricultural lands or economic interests. Ohio lawmakers have a responsibility to Ohio farmers to ensure their interests are protected and Ohio can do that by ensuring Ohioans are in control of their own food security.