By now it's no secret that China and foreign-backed investors are buying up enormous amounts of farmland in rural Oklahoma. We're talking hundreds, even thousands of acres. At this time the Sooner State ranks #2 in the nation when it comes to the amount of land being purchased/owned by foreign entities and individuals.

It's illegal in the state of Oklahoma for any non-U.S. citizen to purchase or own land. There are exceptions to this, but overall the state constitution forbids this in Article XXII Section 1 and 2. But like most laws, it only keeps honest people honest. So how are these foreign entities and individuals buying up land if it's illegal?

Watch the recent report from KOCO 5 News about China's land grab in Oklahoma

Sadly they're able to go around the law by doing straw purchases or through shady, long-term land leases. They obtain the land illegally in other words. It may be in someone else's name or corporation, but it's being paid for and controlled by foreign interests. The issue or threat isn't just in Oklahoma either, it's nationwide!

We did a story on this earlier this year in February titled 'Why are the Chinese buying up as much land as possible in Oklahoma?' Unfortunately, the problem persists and is even getting worse. Click here to read the article. Most agree that the primary reason foreign entities and individuals are buying up land in Oklahoma is medical marijuana. However, there's a whole lot more at stake than just medical marijuana and profits!

Hit play on the video below to learn more about the China land grab in the U.S.

By owning vast sections of land in Oklahoma and throughout the U.S. these foreign entities and companies could easily control the nation's food supply. We're talking livestock, grains, fiber, fruits, vegetables, and just about everything else. Imagine a foreign government in control of our food supply, it would be catastrophic.

It's becoming a national security issue and one that the states and federal government are working to resolve. There's been a lot of coverage about this recently from the state to the national level. News agencies across the country are now reporting on the issue and looking to lawmakers to remedy the problem ASAP!

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