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Saudi Arabia buying USA farmland, pumping out aquifers to grow crops to send back to SA. Ruining residents wells, drives up costs for Americans.

 
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Saudi Arabia buying USA farmland, pumping out aquifers to grow crops to send back to SA. Ruining residents wells, drives up costs for Americans.
This country is finished if we don't stop the foreign invasion.

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Saudi Arabia and other Persian Gulf countries are scooping up farmland in drought-afflicted regions of the U.S. Southwest........

Saudi Arabia grows alfalfa hay in both states for shipment back to its domestic dairy herds......

Privately held Fondomonte California on Sunday announced that it bought 1,790 acres of farmland in Blythe, California — an agricultural town along the Colorado River — for nearly $32 million. Two years ago, Fondomont’s parent company, Saudi food giant Almarai, purchased another 10,000 acres of farmland about 50 miles away in Vicksburg, Arizona, for around $48 million.

But not everyone likes the trend. The alfalfa exports are tantamount to “exporting water,” because in Saudi Arabia, “they have decided that it’s better to bring feed in rather than to empty their water reserves,” “This will continue unless there’s regulations put on it.”
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“We’re letting them come over here and use up our resources. It’s very frustrating for me, especially when I have residents telling me that their wells are going dry and they have to dig a lot deeper for water. It’s costly for them to drill new wells.”


Local development and groundwater pumping have contributed to the groundwater table falling since 2010 by more than 50 feet in parts of La Paz County, 130 miles west of Phoenix. State documents show there are at least 23 water wells on the lands controlled by Alamarai’s subsidiary, Fondomonte Arizona. Each of the wells is capable of pumping more than 100,000 gallons daily.



More competition for land and fodder is likely to make things more expensive for dairy farmers in California and elsewhere.





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