The Attorney General of North Dakota has sounded the alarm, sending a letter Tuesday asking Red River Trust, part of Bill Gates’ circle of affiliates, to prove the company’s land use does not violate the state’s Corporate Farming Laws.
Red River Trust recently acquired six large parcels of land in Pembina County.
“I’ve gotten a big earful on this from clear across the state, it’s not even from that neighborhood,” Agricultural Commissioner Doug Goehring, according to Valley News Live. “Those people are upset, but there are others that are just livid about this.”
The letter stipulated that under North Dakota law, there are “certain limitations on the ability of trusts to own farmland or ranchland.”
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