Roundup: Tester Introduced Bipartisian Legislation Against Foreign Farmland Ownership
On Tuesday, Jan. 31, Senator Tester introduced his bipartisan legislation aimed at preventing foreign countries from buying up American farmland. The Promoting Agriculture Safeguards and Security or PASS act, introduced by Tester and with Republican Senator Mike Rounds, from South Dakota, would also ensure farmers have a seat at the table when the government makes decisions impacting our national security. Tester is a third generation Montana farmer, so this is an issue that is particularly important to the senator. “This bill is to prevent countries like China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran from buying our American farmland. This is critical to American food security and is also critical to our national security. We need to get this bill through committee, to the Senate floor, and to the President’s desk as soon as possible”, said Senator Tester.