Local legislator warns against foreign land ownership
State representative Andy Jorgensen, a Democrat from Milton. questions the Republican motivation in requesting the Attorney General's opinion on a 127-year-old ban on foreign ownership of land in amounts larger than 642 acres. Jorgensen notes lifting the ban on foreign ownership could result in countries like China swooping in a buying up big chunks of prime Wisconsin farmland. He says, "instead of thinking about the short-term gain of a land sale or a happy donor, Republicans should be thinking about what folks want the future of Wisconsin to look like."