The upcoming House Farm Bill will contain measures to restrict foreign entities like China from scooping up American farmland in a big win for national security, a Republican who helped secure the provisions told 

Foreign entities own a total of 40 million acres of U.S. farmland and China has bought up nearly 347,000 acres, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

Now lawmakers are working to further restrict China and other adversaries from snatching up coveted land in the fiscal year 2024 'Farm Bill.'

Rep. Ashley Hinson, R-Iowa, who represents a heavy agricultural district, says it's critical to stop China in order to protect U.S. food supply chains and bolster national security. 

'Communist China shouldn't be allowed to buy another acre of American farmland, nor should we rely upon our top foreign adversary for key parts of our food supply chain,' Hinson exclusively told

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