Foreigners own 1 million+ acres of Georgia ag land | The Watchdog blog Premium

Georgia is among nine states where foreign interests own more than 1 million acres of land deemed agricultural, according to a recent report by The Midwest Center for Investigative Reporting.

The roster of foreign owners shows companies or individuals from at least 39 countries own Georgia crop, pasture, timberland or other land.

Companies from tiny Liechtenstein own 6,398 acres. Interests in Jordan, Lebanon and Saudi Arabia have 2,074 acres. German interests report owning about 225,000 acres. Georgia has also attracted investments from Japan, China, Sweden, Peru, Greece, Guyana, Canada, Australia and Cayman Islands, among the 39 countries listed in data obtained by the center.

Source: Foreigners own 1 million+ acres of Georgia ag land | The Watchdog blog Premium

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