What’s the end game? Ingraham says Chinese are snatching up thousands of acres of American farmland

(Video: Fox News)

As the price of food soars and an increasing number of Americans are finding their grocery store shelves on the bare side of stocked, Laura Ingraham is investigating reports that China is gobbling up farmland in Oklahoma and turning it into marijuana farms.

“Over the past few years, Chinese nationals have begun buying up tens of thousands of acres of farmland in the state of Oklahoma,” Ingraham reported on Thursday’s episode of Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle.”

“While they’ve been doing so on a number of states,” she continued, “Oklahoma has become their go-to state for these purchases.”

“So, what’s China’s end goal here?” Ingraham asked.

She cited the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Public Information Officer Mark Woodward for the answer.

“Eventually, these farms typically become commercial marijuana growing operations,” Woodward told “The Ingraham Angle.”

Woodward noted that the Chinese buy agricultural or livestock farms, turn them into marijuana grows, and sublet that business to Mexican workers.

According to Ingraham, that has Oklahoma citizens concerned, and constituents are flooding the office of Congressman Frank Lucas, who represents Oklahoma’s third district, with calls.

“According to the Bureau, there are 8,500 medical marijuana grow licenses in Oklahoma and agents say 25% of them are run by criminal organizations from places like China, Russia, and Mexico,” Rep. Lucas said in a statement.

Ingraham then played a clip of police officers describing the scope of a large-scale Oklahoma drug bust, in which several Chinese nationalists were arrested.

“Over 500 structures on 80 acres,” Donnie Anderson, director of the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics reported at the time.

Anderson called the busted group a “pretty good-sized drug trafficking organization,” and added, “The nine that we did today are all connected and it’s part of this organization that’s responsible for moving tons and tons of marijuana out of Oklahoma and into other states.”

“And these aren’t just marijuana farms,” Ingraham stated. “According to Senator Lankford’s office, constituents have mentioned these buyers often aren’t doing anything with the land at all. Quote: ‘They just purchase it and they just have it.'”

“In other words, these Chinese-affiliated buyers want to devalue American farmland in any way they can or just hold it in their portfolios,” Ingraham explained. “How nice.”

Constituents have even reported that Chinese businessmen have knocked on their doors and offered them “a suitcase of cash” if they sell their properties that day, according to a spokesperson from Lankford’s office.

While Oklahoma bans the foreign ownership of farmland, Ingraham noted that “there’s a loophole that allows foreign investors to create a business and then buy land for that business.”

A state Senate bill aimed at closing the loophole was introduced in February, but according to Ingraham, “it hasn’t gone anywhere.”

Vowing to air updates as the story unfolds, Ingraham urged Congress to step in.

“Given the economic and the national security ramifications here, Congress should get involved,” she said. “A bill to limit purchases of agricultural tracks by China was working its way to the House but it apparently stalled in committee.”

“This is absurd,” concluded Ingraham, “and typical Washington — failing to do what needs to be done as it spends money that we don’t have on stuff we don’t need.”

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BigBrick
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BigBrick
12 days ago

Another reason why we have 62k+ AMERICAN farmers going broke! The Chinese are subsidizing the purchase of our fertile land and in just a few years, will be controlling our food sources as well as outtech & production and…

Olen
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Olen
12 days ago

In the 90s Clinton sold the Chinese all US milling rights. In the 2000s Obama barrows trillions from China to help himself get re-elected. Obama and Hillary Clinton sell Russia our high grade uranium and in return they sell it to Iran. Seems like demoncraps always sell out the US to enrich themselves. Just saying
Hope I don’t get flagged for approval by the demoncrap information police on this new forum

walkinddog
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walkinddog
11 days ago
Reply to  Olen

Its quite obvious that there isnt a Patriot in that lot. They dont represent Americans. They represent the Corporations and Foreign Capitalist seeking to take advantage of us,( the American Citizen). Anyone who can pad their back pockets is the bottom line. Thats what Obama has done. They took extreme advantage of any benefits that came with the Presidency. Even Michael did it with all the caregivers she/he had on staff just for herself. Of course she/he did have an excuse. With the way she/he looked she needed a lot of help.

Tony Winters
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Tony Winters
12 days ago

They will buy up the land and then allow NOTHING to be planted on it there by reducing the amount of food in America and we will need to buy it from them, or perhaps they will pay off some members of our government, let’s say someone like the Biden Crime Family to pass a bill that will make any products grown on this land owned by the CCP and every bit of it will be sent to China to feed their people while our people starve. Of course the fat cats in DC will get their cut so they will do just fine.

Fed Up
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Fed Up
12 days ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

My thoughts exactly. Simple, follow the money!!!

walkinddog
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walkinddog
11 days ago
Reply to  Tony Winters

Well that is their goal but they shouldnt put all their eggs in one basket. As proven many times down through history , land can be confiscated and reclaimed.

Jeffrey Hibler
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Jeffrey Hibler
12 days ago

How ridiculous. We should not allow foreign actors to purchase and own land in our country. It’s bad enough that China owns our west coast ports, now they have our farmland too.

Ned
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Ned
12 days ago

Once Hillary is installed next year as the first woman? president of the United States, this country will be surrendered to China. In the mean time, Chink lover Gates owns more U.S. farmland than anyone.

Richard Smith
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Richard Smith
12 days ago

What is the end game? The end of our constitutional Republic …..with a little help from their friends in the White House of course.

Betts
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Betts
12 days ago

Why is it legal for foreigners to purchase American land?! Soon China will own the US without firing a shot. How stupid are our leaders?

walkinddog
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walkinddog
11 days ago
Reply to  Betts

Thats not the right question. We all know that their stupidity goes on to infinity. We should ask, How smart could they be. Criminally speaking.

hubertp
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hubertp
9 days ago
Reply to  Betts

A number of years ago Nebraska enacted a law to restrict who could own farmland in the state which, as I recall, would have prevented foreign nationals especially, from buying land, but some interest group that didn’t like it, sued, and some judge declared the law “unconstitutional”

R
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R
12 days ago

Great article ! However, Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has/is also buying our pig farms and processing in China then shipping back to the USA for sale. Don’t be surprised if they try to buy up the beef industry. Remember most recently FOUR of America’s meat processing facilities have been destroyed all within the last year. CONGRESS MUST stop these purchases and they should confiscate all the land purchases the CCP has made. KEEP AMERICA AMERICAN!!!!!

walkinddog
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walkinddog
11 days ago
Reply to  R

Confiscated with laws preventing them from ever purchasing any more.

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