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Kadjin
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
I surveyed a section of it near Deville, was pretty much all soybean. The place was called FARMS, but was an acronym for something. It was all leased and subleased to investors who hired farmers to farm it. I have no idea why he was interested in farm land, but like a lot of people I figured it had something to do with some kind of plant based nutrition program he was pushing, I know he’s into that kind of stuff.


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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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pretty much all soybean.


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some kind of plant based nutrition program he was pushing


It’s called the continued feminization and pussification of American males one soy latte at a time


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White Bear
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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FARMS
That’s the “South Farm” of what was La Delta Plnt’n.


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michael corleone
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Better question—whom is their land man. Would love to lease it to hunt.


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CottonWasKing
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
He owns farmland all over northeastern LA. It’s farmed just like every other piece of land in this area of the country. He bought because buying land makes sense. And farmland in the delta is about the most sure investment anyone can ever make.


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GreenRockTiger
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Maybe they’re really, really big fans of Jerry Lee Lewis.

Why did Soros have that in the first place?


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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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Call em Shrimp Team 6


I can see some 5'3" coonass baws with their white boots and pirogues. "Shrimps".


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CottonWasKing
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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Why did Soros have that in the first place?



Why do y’all not understand why rich people invest in land? It’s one of the safest investments anyone can make. It’s not like they’re down there pulling planters and driving combines. When you have that much money you have to put it somewhere. If you put it in land it’ll almost always be there when you come looking for it.


EA6B
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Gates may be vaguely aware that somewhere in his investment holdings he may own some land, doubt he knows are even cares where it is. 70, 000 acres of Louisiana farmland would be a one line entry among hundreds of pages of assets the Gates own. The firm that manages their investments probably have a few dozen people dedicate solely to their account.


Salmon
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
*what would the OT do if they became billionaires

"buy lots of land"

*actual billionaire buys lots of land

the OT

"this is bullshite"



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buzwa
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
I have nothing to add to this thread except to say that I grew up visiting my grandmother who lived in Monterey and I fished in bayou Cocodrie a lot.


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Woodbird
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Gates is the largest owner of farmland in the US at like 250k acres. He’s definitely more than “vaguely aware” that he owns some farmland but it’s not like he’s riding around in his F250 checking on the farms or anything.


GreenRockTiger
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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Why do y’all not understand why rich people invest in land? It’s one of the safest investments anyone can make


I totally understand that - but I think of Soros as an underhanded sneaky kind of infiltrator with ulterior motives

I can’t look past the fact that he does rotten things, and won’t accept this land purchase as ‘just an investment’ - like he wants to do something drastic with the Mississippi River or something.


Salmon
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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and won’t accept this land purchase as ‘just an investment’ - like he wants to do something drastic with the Mississippi River or something.



jesus christ


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CottonWasKing
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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Gates is the largest owner of farmland in the US at like 250k acres. He’s definitely more than “vaguely aware” that he owns some farmland but it’s not like he’s riding around in his F250 checking on the farms or anything.




A) it’s a great investment.

B) it must be pretty cool to fly over 250k acres in a private jet and point down saying “that’s mine”


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jimbeam
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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it’s not like he’s riding around in his F250 checking on the farms or anything.
Sacrilegious


CottonWasKing
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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and won’t accept this land purchase as ‘just an investment’ - like he wants to do something drastic with the Mississippi River or something.





Oh Jesus Christ this is pure insanity


JDPndahizzy
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
Gates passed up Turner for the largest land owner in the US a while back. There's a very large piece of land near where I hunt in Tensas parish that he just purchased. The previous owners were Oprah Winfrey and some other Hollywood frickers.. That's the story anyway.
Id love to see a map of the US with all of his holdings.


White Bear
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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Sacrilegious
Amen.

When Gates first bought Angelina the story was he and Oprah bought it and they were going to farm rice on the entire farm for exporting to and feeding people in Africa.


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White Bear
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re: Bill and Melinda Gates own 70,000 acres of farmland in Concordia Parish, Louisiana
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very large piece of land near where I hunt in Tensas parish that he just purchased.
Where?


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