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You're reading: Dispelling myths about agricultural land ownership debate

If land becomes marketable commodity – even without the scam being included as part of this plunge — and ownership will eventually pass into the hands of the very few.

Moreover, I say that the situation in the USA is an example of scandalous concentration of agricultural land ownership – which also prevails in most other market economies, and indicates inadequacies of regulation. Specifically, I shall refute the allegations that my saying so is off-base. The stakes are high, and clear understanding is essential.

First of all, my observation (March 9 op-ed, "Biggest heist of Ukraine’s riches in the making with land sales") that most farmland in the USA is cultivated by large agribusinesses is in line with the US census data as presented by the Economic Research Center of the US Department of Agriculture (“Farm Characteristics” presentation that can be found on Yahoo). Agribusiness is a generic word, and it does not imply “large corporation” as one critic would have it.

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