Bill Gates-Linked Trust Probed For Buying Up Farmland In North Dakota

Bill Gates-Linked Trust Probed For Buying Up Farmland In North Dakota


North Dakota officials have questions and residents are furious about a major land grab by a trust linked to billionaire and anti-meat zealot Bill Gates, the nation’s biggest owner of farmland.

The state bars corporations and limited liability companies from owning or even leasing farmlands or ranches and has other limits on trusts, yet the Red River Trust scooped up a 2,100-acre potato farm late last year for $13.5 million. State Attorney General Drew Wrigley wrote the Kansas-based trust on Tuesday asking what it plans to do with the land, AG Week reported.

“Our office needs to confirm how your company uses this land and whether this use meets any of the statutory exceptions, such as the business purpose exception, so that we may close this case and

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