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Exactly How Much Farm Land Does Bill Gates Own? It's More Than Any Other Individual in America

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Billionaire Bill Gates has a knack for peddling solutions to problems that have yet to emerge. Should we be worried now that he’s amassing a sizeable chunk of America’s farmland?

According to mainstream media outlets like the Associated Press, there’s absolutely nothing to see here as the Microsoft mogul becomes the largest private owner of U.S. farmland, having acquired as many as 270,000 fertile acres.

Though it’s only a sliver of the nation’s 900 million agricultural acres, Gates’ trust gobbled up property in dozens of states just ahead of a time when several situations are converging to threaten a food shortage.

Perhaps this fact partly explains why North Dakota Attorney General Drew Wrigley sent a letter on June 21 demanding to know exactly how six agricultural properties purchased by the trust would be used.

Though Gates has stated in the past that the........

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