Foreigners have an interest (partial or total ownership) in 1.6% of all privately held U.S. agricultural land and 0.92% of all land in the U.S., according to a recent USDA report. The total is a 1.4-million-acre increase from 2007.
The report contains statistics on the 20.9 million acres of U.S. agricultural land in which foreign persons held an interest through Feb. 28, 2008.
The report, “Foreign Holdings of U.S. Agricultural Land,” is available at www.fsa.usda.gov, and includes a wide variety of figures and statistics, including:
The proportions of foreign-owned agricultural land to all privately owned agricultural land by state:
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