A recent USDA report says foreign-owned ag land in the United States increased slightly in 2022.
Danny Munch, an economist with the American Farm Bureau Federation, says the biggest increases happened in forestland across Alabama, Michigan and portions of Colorado.
“In Colorado, that was mainly pastureland and cropland,” he says. “And there were some states in 2022 that actually saw declines in foreign ag land ownership including Arkansas, Illinois, Maine, North Carolina, Ohio, Oregon and Vermont.”
He says Canada continued to own the most U.S.