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General Resources

Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land: FAQs & Resource Library
This resource is intended to provide resources and answers to some frequently asked questions concerning foreign ownership and investments in private agricultural land.
Land Ownership Laws Reading Room & Overview
This resource functions as an information catalog for the topic of foreign and corporate ownership of land, including lists for laws, regulations, and cases concerning land ownership within the U.S.

Current Statutes

Federal Law: Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA), 7 U.S.C. §§ 3501 through 3508
Federal Regulations: Disclosure of Foreign Investment in Agricultural Land, 7 C.F.R. Part 781
State Statutes: NALC Compilation
This compilation includes state statutory prohibitions on foreign ownership of agricultural land, foreign ownership of other real property, reporting requirements, and corporate farming restrictions.

Proposed Statutes

Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land: 2023 Federal & State Legislative Proposals
This publication includes identification and links to federal and state proposals affecting the foreign ownership of agricultural land.  It was last updated on 9/21/2023.
Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land: A Legislative Roadmap
This publication provides an overview or roadmap of various provisions legislators may want to consider when drafting a piece of legislation aimed at restricting certain foreign investments and acquisitions in agricultural land.

Webinar Recordings

Foreign Ownership of Ag Land: Legal Background and Update 
This webinar, recorded 10/20/21, explores the past, present, and future of federal and state laws and reporting statutes. Also, this webinar addresses legislative proposals relating to foreign ownership and reporting of interests in agricultural land.
Foreign Ownership of Ag Land: Federal & State Legislative Update
This webinar, recorded 1/18/23, focuses on the 117th Congress proposals that sought to restrict or monitor foreign investments in U.S. agriculture. This webinar also discusses state activities concerning foreign ownership during the 2022 and 2023 legislative sessions.
Who Owns the Farm? Foreign Ownership Legislative Update
This webinar, recorded 9/20/23, discusses the state foreign ownership laws enacted during the 2023 legislative session as well as the federal proposals that seek to increase oversight and restrict foreign acquisitions in U.S. land.

Blog posts & other updates

An archive of blog posts and past issues of NALC newsletters with content and information on laws affecting agricultural land ownership is available here.

Current Events

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