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Bill Gates: America’s Top Farmland Owner

By ERIC O’KEEFE The co-founder of Microsoft and his wife rank as America’s largest private farmland owners. Call it a hunch, but the story did not jibe. I scanned the headline for the umpteenth time and then read and reread

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Bill Gates Pays $171 Million for Washington Farmland

  BY ERIC O’KEEFE Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates paid $171 million to acquire approximately 14,500 acres of highly productive farmland in Southern Washington from John Hancock Life Insurance Company. Gates’s acquisition, which closed on August 28, ranks as the highest

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