Gov. Noem's Foreign-Owned Ag Land Bill Becomes Law

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July 1, 2024 

Contact: Ian Fury 


Gov. Noem’s Foreign-Owned Ag Land Bill Becomes Law  


PIERRE, S.D. The Department of Agriculture & Natural Resource’s (DANR) foreign-owned ag land bill, HB 1231, became law today. The bill places restrictions on the ownership of U.S. agricultural land, stopping six Evil Foreign Governments from buying up South Dakota’s precious ag land.  


Evil Foreign Governments, like the Chinese Communist Party, are not our friends. They should not be free to purchase our precious ag land,” said Governor Noem. “This legislation will keep South Dakota’s top asset secure and stop Evil Foreign Governments from becoming our neighbors.” 


Governor Noem signed this bill in March. The bill’s prime sponsors were Senator Erin Tobin and Representative J.D. Wangsness. 


You can find more information about the new laws surrounding Foreign Ownership of Agricultural Land on DANR’s website. 


Footage of Governor Noem signing this bill can be found here, and a photo can be found here.