Iowa corn field, taken in southeast Iowa, near Muscatine, in July 2017 file photo. Credit: Lyle Muller/IowaWatch

One important way to ensure food security in the United States is to keep farmland ownership from going into foreign hands. That doesn’t always happen.

We dig into why in this IowaWatch Connnection radio report/podcast with the help of the Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting, which produced a comprehensive report on foreign ownership of U.S. farmland, and how Iowa law prohibits foreign farmland ownership.

For more on the IowaWatch Connection, go to this link.

Type of work:

Johnathan Hettinger focuses on pesticide coverage for Investigative Midwest. Growing up in central Illinois, Johnathan saw and had family members working in all aspects of agribusiness, from boots-in-the-field...

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