Foreign-owned Agricultural LandEntry ID: USDA0019
Abstract: The Public Use Data - Agriculture Foreign Investment Database
includes data from over 13,000 reports filed under the
Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978 (AFIDA).
This includes reports of holdings of agricultural land as of
February 1979, land acquired or disposed of after February 1,
1979, land which subsequently become or ceases to be
agricultural land. The reports also include ... change of
citizenship of owners of agricultural lands.
Entries in the reports include the following: type of land, or
land use change, location by states and counties, owner ID,
country of citizenship, type of ownership (individual,
partnership, trust, government, corporation etc.) size of the
property, type of transaction (cash, credit, trade), purchase
price, tenure, crop, pasture, forest, rental agreement.
Collection Organization: Farm Services Agency, United States
Department of Agriculture.
Collection Methodology: The USDA monitors foreign investment
under the Agricultural Foreign Investment Disclosure Act of 1978
Collection Frequency: Annually.
Update Characteristics: Updated in its entirety.
The data are split between two straight ASCII files
Data Center: Economic Research Service
Dissemination Media: Diskette, Internet gopher, Internet home
File Format: ASCII, Lotus/dBase
Access Instructions: Call NASS at 1-800-999-6779 for historical
series data available on diskette. For historical series data
available online, connect to the Internet home page at Cornell
Access to the data or reports may be achieved through the
ERS-NASS information system:
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Start Date: 1979-01-01Stop Date: 1995-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Quality Data distributed with this product may include both published
and unpublished statistics in the public domain. Distribution
in this form does not imply U.S. Department of Agriculture
approval of a particular data series or statistic, nor does the
Department attest to their accuracy. Moreover, the Economic
Research Service makes no warranty that data supplied in this
form are either accurate transcriptions from source materials or
appropriate for a particular user purpose.
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: cbarnard at econ.ag.gov
USDA Economic Research Service Natural Resources and Environment Division (NRED) 1301 New York Avenue, NW, Room 532C
Province or State: DC
Postal Code: 20005-4788
Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-11-17
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-02-03