Foreign ownership plays a role in local agriculture

Kewaunee County has just under 2,000 acres of farmland under Canadian ownership.  That's far below the nearly 460,000 acres of farmland held by foreign interests in Wisconsin.  So, foreign investment plays a role in local agriculture.  Aerica Bjurstrom with the U-W Extension Office in Kewaunee says such investment has little influence in day-to-day individual farm operations.  She says the bigger impact is in the equipment end. 



A USDA survey finds that the 460,000 acres of farmland owned by foreign interests represent just over one percent of the total acreage in Wisconsin.   And none of it is in Door County.

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