SB185 passes the Senate Ag and Natural Resources Committtee

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- The South Dakota Senate Ag and Natural Resources Committee debated a bill to set up the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United State – South Dakota” to monitor the sale of ag land to foreign investors.

Senator Erin Tobin of Winner is the sponsor.

National Guard Adjutant General Jeffrey Marlette said it’s a national security issues.

Scott Vanderwal, President of the South Dakota Farm Bureau says they have some problems with the bill.

A number of other farm and business groups raised similar concerns. The bill got a do pass recommendation on a seven to zero vote.