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Foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land -- how it shapes up

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Published by General Accounting Office in [Washington] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Investments, Foreign -- United States.,
  • Farm ownership -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby the Comptroller General of the United States.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationviii, 108 p. ;
    Number of Pages108
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17539494M

    You may have heard the reports that foreigners have purchased over $ billion worth of land and real estate in the United States between April and March A new record, this accounts for 8% of all existing home sales in the country. While foreign buyers are going after more expensive lan.   Foreign investors hold an interest in million acres of U.S. agricultural land! Foreign persons have reported acreage holdings in all 50 States. The state of Texas has the largest amount of foreign held U.S. agricultural land with 2,, acres. Maine has the second largest amount of foreign held agricultural acres with 2,,   But acreage prices proved resilient across the U.S. and, if not a bumper year in — an average increase of percent and increases in land value of 8 percent or more in some states — it.


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Most of today’s foreign investment in agricultural land began to increase inaccording to the Midwest Center’s analysis. Of Foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land -- how it shapes up book top foreign investors who own agricultural land, nine bought most of their land between andabout $ billion worth of farmland, the Midwest Center : Midwest Center For Investigative Reporting.

Get this from a library. Foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land--how it shapes up: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. Senate.

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.]. Get this from a library. Foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land--how it shapes up: report. [United States. General Accounting Office.; United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry.] -- An analysis was made of agricultural land purchases from January through June in counties in 10 States: Arkansas, California, Georgia.

Foreign investment in U.S. farmland on the rise. A surge in foreign investment in American farmland and food has raised concerns in Congress and among rural advocacy groups.

Under the act, foreign owners who acquire, sell or gain interest in U.S. agricultural land must file disclosure paperwork, known as the FSA form, with the. Foreign investors acquired at least million acres of U.S. agricultural land inthe largest increase in more than a decade, according to the latest available federal data.

The latest data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows that foreign investors control million acres, valued at $ billion.

That area is about the size of the state of Ohio. Inthe Chinese firm Shuanghui acquired more thanacres of farmland across the United States, worth more than $ million, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data.

The deal made Shuanghui, now the WH Group Limited, into one of the biggest foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land, according to an analysis of that same data.

The deal made Shuanghui, now the WH Group Limited, into one of the biggest foreign owners of U.S. agricultural land, according to an analysis of that same data. That purchase was just a part of a continuing surge in foreign investment in American farmland and food that has raised concerns in Congress and among rural advocacy groups.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) report on foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land found that at least million acres of. Foreign investment in agricultural land is not a new phenomenon.

Large foreign-owned plantations have long existed in parts of Africa, Asia and Latin America, in many cases remnants of the colonial era, and are used to produce bananas, sugar, tea, cocoa and other export crops. Since the s however, foreign ownership of land for agriculture sig.

Maine has the largest amount of foreign held U.S. agricultural land at million acres, or percent of the privately held agricultural land in the state.

In Hawaii, percent of private. Foreign investment in U.S. agricultural land increased from million acres valued at $ billion in to million acres valued at $11 billion in Canada is the largest single country investor in U.S.

agricultural land, followed by the United Kingdom. The EC as a bloc is the largest source of. THE AMOUNT OF FOREIGN INVESTMENT in United States agricultural land has become the focal point of increasing interest.

Concern about this type of land investment stems mainly from three suspicions: 1) foreign investors, aided by tax advantages, may be consistently outbidding local farmers for the ac. Foreign investors held an interest in million acres of U.S.

agricultural land (forest land and farm land) as of Decem This is an increase of 1, acres from the Decem report (Report 1A), and. reported U.S. foreign-held agricultural land. Foreign holdings are concentrated in the South. Tennessee, Georgia, and South Caro- lina containacres, or 25 percent of foreign-held U.S.

agricultural land. Section 5 of the act requires a determination of the effects of foreign ownership of agricultural land on family farms and rural. Foreign investors held an interest in million acres of U.S.

agricultural land (forest land and farm land) as of Decem This is an increase ofacres from the Decem report (Report 1A), and. The Real Estate Guys: Agricultural Land / Farmland — Money growing on trees. It’s fun to imagine but what if you really could grow money with the power of plants.

o o o. This article ran back in June: As Foreign Investment in U.S. Farmland Grows, Efforts to Ban and Limit the Increase Mount.

Provisos. About percent of the U.S. land under foreign ownership is forestland, followed by percent pastureland and percent cropland. The amount of foreign-owned land totaled 10 million acres inmillion acres in and then million acres in Part 1 of the paper describes foreign investment in Australian agriculture.

In –12, of the total approved foreign investment in the economy of $ billion, investment in agriculture was $ billion. The share of agriculture in total foreign investment had risen from per cent in –07 to per cent in – Foreign Ownership in the U.S. Agricultural Sector by Stephanie Mercier on Wed, 04/06/ -   Banking on a population boom.

Bythe world will have another billion people to feed, according to the United Nations. To meet the demand, farmers will need more products to fertilize Author: Matt Whittaker.

Investment Farm: An agricultural business operation that is purchased and operated with the intention of making a profit or to create a tax deduction for the owner. Investment farms are owned by. Disclosure of Foreign Investment in U.S.

Agricultural Land By Rex J. Zedalis* I. INTRODUcTION On Octothe Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of ' (Act) was signed into law.2 Passed during the closing days of the Ninety-Fifth Congress in response to growing apprehension and uncer. The proportions of foreign-owned agricultural land to all privately owned agricultural land by state: • Maine has the largest amount of foreign held U.S.

agricultural land at million acres, or percent of the privately held agricultural land in the state. • In Hawaii, percent of private agricultural land is foreign held.

The bees are a crucial element in agriculture and killing the bees is killing agriculture. egislation regarding GMOs, Pesticides, Agri Taxes, Foreign ownership of agricultural land can change, and this could have an impact on both the return of capital and the return on capital.

Investing Options. Investment options. These major deals are growing in number, but foreign investments in U.S. agricultural land make up a tiny proportion of overall land ownership—just 1 to 2 percent, or million acres of forests and farms, according to USDA data from That’s an increase of about half a million acres over the previous year.

This deceptively low score belies the country’s deep deregulation in the hopes of attracting foreign investment. Inthe World Bank recognized Cambodia for being the South East Asian country most open to foreign direct investment (FDI), as well as the second largest recipient of FDI in agriculture in the region.

Foreign investment in agriculture Inthe General Assembly of the United Nations adopted a set of goals for Transforming our World: the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The first two aim to eradicate poverty and hunger, in all their forms and dimensions. Based on this rate, land purchased via a land loan would need to increase by 6% each year for the land investment to break even. In most areas of the U.S Author: Troy Adkins.

Earlier this year, in its most comprehensive assessment to date, GRAIN reported that, sinceforeign investors had made large-scale land purchases and leases — what GRAIN provocatively calls “land grabs”. The land transactions covered nearly 35 million hectares ( million acres) in 66 countries, with more than 40 percent of.

The ownership of agricultural land is a perennial topic of interest to all concerned with the farm sector. Issues surrounding production practices and conservation, farm credit, land values, farm succession, land-use programs, and farm structure, to name a few, all require an understanding of land ownership and tenure.

Foreign Investors Are Snapping Up US Farms The amount of foreign-owned US farmland has roughly doubled between and One reason might be that agricultural land is simply a good investment. The Portage County Gazette is published every Friday by Multi Media Channels. It is locally-owned, locally-operated and locally-written.

Subscriptions are $49 annually, delivered via the U.S. Postal Service. The UBS division was behind similar land grabs in the Mississippi Delta, the Mountain West, and Georgia. Elsewhere, in Michigan, a publicly traded investment firm called the Gladstone Land Corp. is buying up parcels of land used to grow blueberries and other row crops.

Gladstone is then finding corporate farmers to rent and cultivate the land. She has attended agricultural investment conferences where "farmland funds" were pitched to potential investors, and witnessed the development of investment vehicles that cater to the phenomenon, including publicly traded real estate investment trusts (REITs) that first came on the U.S.

market in "Land ownership is a really important part. The most powerful strategy I've used to build my real estate investing career is NOT what you might guess. Land investing (that's right, buying and selling vacant land) is a massive opportunity that most investors aren't paying attention the few land investors who know how to pursue this business with the right acquisition strategy, it's an extremely lucrative and low-risk way to.

Forest land accounted for 54 percent of all foreign held agricultural acreage, cropland for 19 percent, and pasture and other agricultural land for 27 percent. Foreign persons have reported acreage holdings in all 50 States and Puerto Rico. The state of Texas has the largest amount of foreign held U.S.

agricultural land with 2, acres. This figure. A Point Checklist for Land Investing There are plenty of pitfalls to land investments, but the rewards can be mighty, too. By Christine Giordano, Contributor March Author: Christine Giordano. Invest in agriculture.

5 reasons to to start investing in agriculture. Farmland, agriculture stocks are viable investment opportunities and investments in agriculture could yield : Agora Financial. The three, from the oldest to the most recent, are: Gladstone Land (NASDAQ: LAND) – IPO inFarmland Partners (NYSE: FPI) – IPO inand American Farmland (NYSE: AFCO) – IPO in These are equity REITs that have a simple business model.

They lease the land to the farmers and collect rents from the farmers. FPI, for example. The $ million fund buys prime agricultural land and leases it back to local farmers. Notaro is riding a growth market.

SinceBulgarian farmland has been appreciating at an average annual. California, by far the country’s most productive agricultural state in terms of food, has more than a million acres of foreign-held agricultural land. The mess dates back towhen a group of concerned governors forced the passing of the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act (AFIDA).This concept of land arbitrage seems foreign to some investors, but it is actually the basis of many traditional real property investments.

Consider a duplex apartment building. The owner uses rental payments to maintain the property and make mortgage and tax payments, and then pockets the difference as well as any long-term equity.