Who Owns the Farm? Foreign Ownership Legislative Update


In 2023, more than half of state have proposed one or more bills to restrict foreign ownership of land. As a result, ten states enacted a law that prohibits or limits certain foreign acquisitions in land located within their state. Further, there have been multiple bills introduced in the 118th Congress that seek to control or restrict certain foreign investments in U.S. farmland. This webinar will focus on 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.

Time and Date: 

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

Noon – 1 p.m. (EST)

11 a.m. – Noon (CST)



Micah Brown was born and raised in Benton, Arkansas. He attended the University of Central Arkansas where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and graduated cum laude with his Juris Doctor from the University of Arkansas School of Law. During his second year of law school, he began working at the NALC as a research fellow and joined the NALC full-time after graduating law school in May of 2020. At the NALC, his primary areas of research are finance and credit, commercial transactions, and secured transactions.

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