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February 2023
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Food and Farmland Security in the 118th Congress: A Discussion with Rep. Austin Scott

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Food and Farmland Security in the 118th Congress: A Discussion with Rep. Austin Scott

Past Event
Hudson Institute
February 01, 2023
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February 2023
Past Event

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Speakers:
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Representative Austin Scott

US Representative, Eighth District of Georgia

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Jeremy Hunt

Media Fellow

Key Takeaways

 

1.    The Chinese government has been executing a decades-long strategy of purchasing millions of acres of American farmland, livestock, seeds, and food supply lines from the United States.

2.    Some of the land purchased by the Chinese is located next door to our highly sensitive military facilities, raising serious national security concerns.

3.    The Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security (PASS) Act will address the problem by banning China, Russia, Iran, and North Korea from investing in or acquiring any land or business involved in American agriculture.

 

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In ten years, Chinese ownership of US farmland has jumped from $81 million in 2010 to $1.8 billion in 2020. What does it mean for American food security when foreign adversaries expand their footprint in the US agriculture industry? What can Congress do to protect Americans from both a food and national security crisis?

Please join Congressman Austin Scott (R-GA) and Hudson Media Fellow Jeremy Hunt as they discuss this important issue.

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