China Buying More Than Just Farmland

Ole McDonaldsan had a farm,

go-ming-chi-ming-go!

Massive Chinese investment in American farmland is troubling for one very obvious reason: It puts the food security of the nation in the hands of a hostile foreign power. But there is also the social cost of allowing foreign buyers who have effectively unlimited resources to compete on the real estate market with smaller domestic buyers.

Farms that are in financial straits will always sell to the highest bidder in order to get a new start elsewhere. Who can blame them! Students loans seem to be more forgivable than loans to farmers that still remain after natural disasters. Loans are extended, but never forgiven.

U.S. Banks and Loan institutions don’t care about the family farm, only their perpetual payments at usury interest, which keeps the farmers and their families forever enslaved to them with the chains of perpetual usury. Food security is in the hands of the Finance Institutions and now foreign investors, mainly China, except for maybe – Bill Gates. Food security for Americans by Americans? Not hardly!

China is buying up American farms. Washington wants to crack down.

From the article:

Bipartisan pressure is building to stop foreign nationals from purchasing American farm operations and receiving taxpayer subsidies.

The push to drain China’s influence from the U.S. economy has reached America’s farm country, as congressional lawmakers from both parties are looking at measures to crack down on foreign purchases of prime agricultural real estate.

House lawmakers recently advanced legislation to that effect, warning that China’s presence in the American food system poses a national security risk. And key Senate lawmakers have already shown interest in efforts to keep American farms in American hands.

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Chinese company’s purchase of North Dakota farmland raises national security concerns in Washington

From the article:

At first glance, the largely barren, wind-swept tract of land just north of Grand Forks, North Dakota, seems to be an unlikely location for international espionage.

There’s not much on the more than 300-acre patch of prime Dakota farmland right now other than dirt and tall grasses, bordered by highways and light industrial facilities on the outskirts of the city.

The nearest neighbors include a crop production company, a truck and trailer service outfit, and Patio World, which sells landscaping supplies for suburban backyards.

But when the three North Dakotans who owned the parcels of land here sold them for millions of dollars this spring, the transaction raised alarm bells as far away as Washington, D.C.

Grand Forks Air Force Base

That’s because the buyer of the land was a Chinese company, the Fufeng Group, based in Shandong, China, and the property is just about 20 minutes down the road from Grand Forks Air Force Base — home to some of the nation’s most sensitive military drone technology.

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Not just National food security.

National Security!

An Old Blog

Why Are We Selling Farmland to China?

From the article:

Was it? Was this land “made for you and me,” or was it also made for foreign countries to buy up?

According to a May 28, 2019 article in US News & Report, nearly 30 million acres of U.S. farmland were owned by foreign countries as of that date. Insane? It gets worse. The number of foreign-owned acres of farmland had tripled in just 21 years — having stood at 10 million acres in 1998. Those who have been most concerned? Small- and medium-sized farmers, of course. Who didn’t see that coming?

Now it gets really insane.

China — yes, China — is among those foreign countries snapping up American farmland as fast as they can. As Politico reported last week:

Chinese firms have expanded their presence in American agriculture over the last decade by snapping up farmland and purchasing major agribusinesses, like pork processing giant Smithfield Foods.

By the start of 2020, Chinese owners controlled about 192,000 agricultural acres in the U.S., worth $1.9 billion, including land used for farming, ranching and forestry, according to the Agriculture Department.

Deborah J. Comstock, who describes herself as “a girl farmer” — she actually is a farmer — wrote in a 2020 op-ed for the Ionia Sentinel-Standard:

The goal of China’s Communist Party authorities suggest specific strategies to invest in agriculture overseas and to gain greater control over oilseed and grain products, to create policies to support facilities, equipment and inputs for agricultural production, and to create large multinational grain-trading conglomerates.

The revenues from these productions do not pass through the American commodities markets but, rather, flow through the foreign entities’ own distribution channels, directly to the home country.

This. Is. Insane. While Communist China’s ownership of farmland in America is a small part of total U.S. farmland of roughly 900 million acres, it is an increasing trend by the ChiComs. Shocked? Me, neither. So the question begs to be screamed:

Why are we selling ANY American land OR industry to CHINA?

Incredulously, as the “girl farmer” explained, many states have no regulations to stop such sales.

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Ezekiel 38:8-12

ASV(i) 8 After many days thou (Gog) shalt be visited: in the latter years thou shalt come into the land (country) that is brought back from the sword, that is gathered out of many peoples, upon the mountains (nations) of Israel, which have been a continual waste; but it is brought forth out of the peoples, and they shall dwell securely, all of them. 9 And thou (Gog) shalt ascend, thou shalt come like a storm, thou shalt be like a cloud to cover the land, thou, and all thy hordes, and many peoples with thee.
10 Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: It shall come to pass in that day, that things shall come into thy mind, and thou (Gog) shalt devise an evil device11 and thou shalt say, I will go up to the land of unwalled villages (open country); I will go to them that are at rest, that dwell securely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates12 to take the spoil and to take the prey; to turn thy (Gog’s) hand against the waste places that are [now] inhabited, and against the people that are gathered out of the nations, that have gotten cattle and goods, that dwell in the middle (accumalations) of the earth

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Click embedded words for Strong’s Hebrew definitions and click back to the root words. You will be shocked at the definitions!

LOLGB+

4 Comments

  1. Julia says:

    Shame on America for selling to china! One has to be brain dead to think it is a good idea to sell property or business’s to those who do not have our best interest at heart. Money talks and closes the mouth of fool’s many times and this is a prime example! This was such an informative article. Blessings Always.
    Julia

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    1. eze33 says:

      The “Pork and the CCP” blog was a bit personal as it was Murphy Brown who ran me and all the small producers of feeder pigs and larger independent toppers out of business in the 90’s. Then they sold out to Smithfield. China bought Smithfield in 2013. I don’t buy pork products from Grocery Store anymore as China owns whole pork industry along with Hormel and many other processors. Most land owned by China was left fallow (not in production) this year. China also does not have to pay import or export tax on products from US if they own them. They could export all they produce here to themselves if they choose to. (In second year of stocking up on non-perishables.) I call it the “Joseph Syndrome”. LOLGB+

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      1. Julia says:

        You are a wealth of information. I had no idea china owns Hormel as well! I eat pork once or twice a year at most. You say: China does not have to pay import or export tax on products from US if they own them. I can’t help but think of how my mother over thirty years ago told me to watch out for china, and here they are buying up our land as though they are playing a monopoly game, sadly American players could care less if they pass go and collect 200 dollars Ha. Blessings.
        Julia
        Good to hear your stocking up on non-perishables as I and my husband have been doing the same for a few years now. And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new. (Leviticus 26:10).

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      2. eze33 says:

        What little I have is from the last hog I raised with a friend on my property. He moved to South Carolina and offered to sell me the Boar and three sows at a good price. I saw corn and feed prices skyrockting within the next year and declined. Cheaper to raise goats. LOLGB+

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