Kristi Noem warns ‘ene­my is among’ US landown­ers

Kristi Noem warns ‘enemy is among’ US landowners

Gov. Kristi Noem (R‑SD) expressed her desire that the rest of the Unit­ed States fol­low in South Dakota’s foot­steps and ban for­eign coun­tries from buy­ing land for agri­cul­tur­al use.
Noem appeared on Sun­day Morn­ing Futures to issue her ral­ly­ing cry that more states adopt the ban that she signed into law last month. In South Dako­ta, it was pre­vi­ous­ly against the law that any for­eign enti­ty to own over 160 acres, but this newest restric­tion out­right bans buy­ers from Chi­na, Iran, Cuba, Rus­sia, Venezuela, and North Korea. All cur­rent for­eign own­ers from any oth­er coun­try have three years to trans­fer their agri­cul­tur­al land or become a legal U.S. res­i­dent in order to keep it.
“Well, what I hope the Amer­i­can peo­ple real­ize is that the coun­try that con­trols our food sup­ply, they con­trol us,” Noem said. “Chi­na would nev­er — they would nev­er allow Amer­i­cans to come over and buy their land. They don’t even allow their own peo­ple to buy land in Chi­na. Why would we ever allow them to come to Amer­i­ca and o …