Agriculture Commissioner-Elect Wilton Simpson Announces Plan to Ban Foreign Control of Florida Land
(Florida’s Voice) Incoming Republican Agriculture Commissioner Wilton Simpson, along with Sen. Jay Collins and Rep. David Borrero, announced a proposal to restrict foreign control of Florida agriculture land and strategic military lands.
Simpson called the the proposal “Florida’s Strategic Land Plan,” which would restrict the purchase, acquisition, lease, or holding of controlling interest in agricultural land in Florida by “nonresident aliens, foreign businesses and corporations, or foreign governments.”
“We have a responsibility to ensure Floridians have access to safe, affordable and abundant food and water supply,” Simpson said.
More than one million acres of agricultural land in Florida were under foreign ownership in 2020, according to…