There is a recent global trend towards corporate land ownership, investment company land ownership, and foreign investment in land. This is increasingly happening with agricultural land in Canada, and the issue has been raised in connection with the PFRA pasture lands, as well. The following two links provide some information on the topic.
Are foreign investors eyeing this pie? A Western Producer article from September 2012 looks at investment in Saskatchewan farmland.
Losing Our Grip: How a Corporate Farmland Buy-up, Rising Farm Debt, and Agribusiness Financing of Inputs Threaten Family Farms and Food Sovereignty is a 2010 publication by the National Farmers Union that details the extent and effects of corporate agricultural land ownership in Canada.