Op-Ed | January 18, 2024

Hispanics are Shaping a New Conservative Majority

Hispanics want a return to policies that create prosperity, restore and preserve America’s free enterprise system, defend American workers and their families, promote economic growth for the underserved and underrepresented, provide access to quality education, and protect our borders to ensure safe and secure communities.

Op-Ed | January 16, 2024

SEC shows dangerous commitment to ESG agenda

People around the world are waking up to the anti-energy, anti-growth consequences of big-government policies advanced in the name of fighting climate change. So naturally, the climate lobby has produced yet another creative way to hide the ball.

Op-Ed | August 7, 2023

Joe Biden’s Bureaucratic Land Grab

Earlier this year, the Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released its proposed Public Lands rule. The rule seeks new regulations to prioritize “the health and resilience of ecosystems” across the 10% of American land the bureau manages.

Policy | July 7, 2023

NEWS RELEASE: AFPI Calls on Congress to Restrict Communist China’s Access to American Agricultural Land

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the America First Policy Institute (AFPI) released the following statement from Steve Yates, Chair of the China Policy Initiative at the America First Policy Institute, regarding the importance of passing federal legislation to prevent hostile foreign powers from accessing America’s farmland.

Issue Brief | April 11, 2023

China and U.S. Agricultural Land: Tracking State Legislative Responses

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has positioned itself as an adversary of the U.S., politically and economically, with the stated intention of ensuring China overtakes America as the world’s leading power. Securing and dominating world food supply chains is an integral part of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, which also promotes hoarding computer chips, minerals, and other sensitive commodities. The CCP has realized that acquiring new land in the U.S. is key to this dominance, and so it has rapidly built up its American agricultural assets in recent years. According to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, Chinese investors’ holdings of U.S. agricultural land surged from 13,720 acres in 2010 to 352,140 acres in 2020—a stunning 5,300% increase. In total, this land is worth approximately $1.9 billion. The average U.S. farm is 445 acres, so nearly 800 American families could be farming this acreage that is now controlled by the CCP.

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