Pollitt Expresses Support For Parson’s Action On Foreign Ag Land Ownership

Governor Mike Parson’s executive order restricting who can purchase farmland near critical military facilities affects a majority of acreage in at least 20 of Missouri’s counties.  That includes Pettis County, which is home to a combat aviation brigade in Sedalia, and near Whiteman Air Force Base.  Rep. Brad Pollitt (R-Sedalia) says he’s in agreement with the governor’s order, calling the action common sense.

Governor Parson released his order Tuesday, ahead of the start of the legislative session.  Pollitt says legislators have several proposals to consider.

The executive order bars entities from China, Russia and other nations on the U.S. State Department’s list of foreign adversaries from purchasing farmland within 10 miles of a critical military facility.  It also directs the Missouri Department of Agriculture to review any future land purchase in the state involving a foreign buyer.