Micah Brown, Author at National Agricultural Law Center
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By: Micah Brown

Eleventh Circuit Narrowly Blocks Florida From Enforcing Foreign Ownership Law

On February 1, 2024, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit granted a partial injunction in favor of two...

Supreme Court of Nevada Issues Important Decision Impacting Groundwater Rights

On January 25, 2024, the Supreme Court of Nevada issued an important decision in the long running dispute over pumping groundwater...

Who Owns the Ag Land? Congress Considering Changes to the Federal Reporting Regime

On January 25, 2024, Senator Mike Braun (R-IN) introduced the AFIDA Improvements Act of 2024 (S. 3666) which seeks to amend...

USDA Proposes Updates to Foreign Held Agricultural Land Reporting

Recently, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (“USDA”) announced that it is seeking public feedback—due by February 16, 2024—on how foreign persons...

Who Owns the Business? Corporate Transparency Act and Foreign Entity Disclosures

As previously discussed, the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (“AFIDA”) (7 U.S.C. §§ 3501–3508) contains reporting requirements mandating that certain foreign...

Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Louisiana – Part Two

The Louisiana Constitution permits “[e]very person…the right to acquire, own, control, use,…private property.” La. Const. Ann. art. I, § 4. However,...

Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Louisiana – Part One

The Louisiana Constitution permits “[e]very person…the right to acquire, own, control, use,…private property.” La. Const. Ann. art. I, § 4. However,...

Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Arkansas – Part Two

On April 11, 2023, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law Senate Bill 383 (“SB 383”) which seeks to restrict...

Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Arkansas – Part One

On April 11, 2023, Arkansas Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders signed into law Senate Bill 383 (“SB 383”) which seeks to restrict...

Spotlighting State Restrictions on Foreign Land Investments: Alabama

On May 31, 2023, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed into law the Alabama Property Protection Act (codified under Ala. Code §...

State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part Eight

In the past two years or so, as discussed in the first article of this series, the issue of restricting foreign...

USDA Provides Additional Round of Debt Relief Payments to “Distressed” Farm Borrowers

In August 2023, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (“USDA”) announced it is providing $530 million in additional financial assistance for certain...

Federal Judge Decides Not to Halt Enforcement of Florida’s Foreign Ownership Law

In May 2023, a group of Chinese citizens living in Florida and a real estate brokerage firm—whose clients are primarily Chinese...

Florida’s Newly Enacted Foreign Ownership Law: Part Two

On May 8, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 264 (“SB 264”) (codified Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 692.201-205),...

Senate Votes to PASS a Foreign Ownership Law

On July 25, 2023, the Senate voted 91-7 to include an amendment—introduced by Senators Jon Tester (D-MT) and Mike Rounds (R-SD)...

Florida’s Newly Enacted Foreign Ownership Law: Part One

On May 8, 2023, Governor Ron DeSantis signed into law Senate Bill 264 (“SB 264”) (codified Fla. Stat. Ann. §§ 692.201-205),...

Plaintiffs Challenging Florida’s Foreign Ownership Law Seek to Halt Enforcement

Recently, a group of Chinese citizens living in Florida and Multi-Choice Realty, a Florida-based real estate brokerage firm, have filed a lawsuit (Shen...

State Proposals on Restricting Foreign Ownership of Farmland: Part Seven

In the past two years or so, as discussed in the first article of this series, the issue of restricting foreign...

Florida’s New Foreign Ownership Law Is Facing Legal Challenge: Part Two

Recently, a group of Chinese citizens living in Florida and a real estate brokerage firm—whose clients are primarily Chinese and Chinese...

Florida’s New Foreign Ownership Law Is Facing Legal Challenge: Part One

Recently, a group of Chinese citizens living in Florida and a real estate brokerage firm—whose clients are primarily Chinese and Chinese...