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Feb 28, 2021

The real reason why Bill Gates is now the US’ biggest farmland owner

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Trent Condellone.

He’s going to chip the farmland, wait and see.

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Chris Cole.

Here you go, the non sensational reasoning behind owning lots of land:


Late last year, Eric O’Keefe was researching a mysterious recent purchase of 14500 acres of prime Washington state farmland. His magazine, The Land Report, tracks major land transactions and produces an annual list of the 100 biggest US landowners.

Sales of more than a thousand acres are “blue-moon events,” O’Keefe noted, so this one stood out. And Eastern Washington has some of the richest, most expensive farmland in the country. But the purchaser of record was a small, obscure company in Louisiana.

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