Schmitt: FALO still important at federal level

U.S. Senator from Missouri Eric Schmitt tells Brownfield it’s still possible for foreign ag land ownership to be included in the farm bill, but “there are vehicles other than the farm bill where we’re trying to address this. We’re going to continue, particularly with Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, there’s critical infrastructure in our state.”

Schmitt sponsors a bill in the U.S. Senate that would improve the collection of foreign ag land ownership data across the country.

He says the solution to the challenges with FALO likely a combination of both federal and state levels.

“Serving on the Armed Services Committee, in both open hearings and classified briefings, I think it’s that important there’s a whole government approach to this.”

Schmitt addressed Missouri Farm Bureau members during their annual fly-in this week in Washington D.C.

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