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ND AG Puts Smack Down on Gates
« on: June 23, 2022, 06:44:54 AM »
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  • He bought another 2,000+ acre property from Campbell Farms (potatoes), and the people went nuts.

    The Attorney General says trusts cannot purchase active farmland (which Gates would probably leave fallow, or turn it into non-farmland), and gave him one year to divest:

    https://mobile.twitter.com/Doctorfromliny/status/1539553552875634688?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1539553552875634688%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fdailycaller.com%2F2022%2F06%2F22%2Fattorney-general-bill-gates-farmland-north-dakota%2F
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    Re: ND AG Puts Smack Down on Gates
    « Reply #1 on: June 23, 2022, 06:47:01 AM »
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    Entity linked to billionaire Bill Gates pays $13.5 million for Campbell Farms' North Dakota farmland

    [color=var(--color-secondary-text)]Records show that the Campbell potato farming group based in Grafton, North Dakota, has transferred more than $13 million worth of farmland to entities tied to Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft who is reputedly the nation’s largest farmland owner.
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    [color=var(--color-secondary-text)]Billionaire philanthropist and Microsoft's co-founder Bill Gates speaks to the media, in front of a chicken coop set up on the 68th floor of the 4 World Trade Center tower in New York City. 
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    Mike Segar / Reuters file photo


    [color=var(--color-primary-text)]By [color=var(--color-link-text)]Mikkel Pates[/color]
    [color=var(--color-secondary-text)]June 09, 2022 11:36 AM[/color][/font][/size][/color][/color]

    GRAFTON, N.D. — An entity associated with Bill Gates, the billionaire co-founder of Microsoft, appears to have purchased about 2,100 acres of northern Red River Valley farmland in North Dakota in a deal quietly worked out with the owners of Campbell Farms, a potato farming group headquarted in Grafton, North Dakota, last November.
    Nobody involved in the deal seems eager to talk about it.


    Public deeds show the transaction totals about $13.5 million, with a rough average price in two counties of $6,400 per acre. Pembina County transfers break down to about $6,600 per acre. The Walsh County docuмents are complicated by river boundaries, but the sale price calculates to about $6,000.


    The Pembina records show “grantors” (sellers) are brothers “William T. (‘’Bill") Campbell, a married individual, Gregory T. (‘Greg") Campbell, a married individual and Thomas S. ("Tom") Campbell, a single individual.” Agweek left phone messages, emails and texts for Tom and Greg and visited offices of Bill at Campbell Properties, Fargo, without a response.
    Tom Campbell, sits at an office table, gesturing with his outstretched hands. The photo was taken after he had attended the Jan. 6, 2021, rally for President Donald Trump in Washington, D.C.
    [color=var(--color-secondary-text)]Tom Campbell is the eldest of a trio of brothers (with Greg and Bill) in Campbell Farms, a potato enterprise since 1978 based at Grafton, North Dakota. Photo taken Jan. 14, 2021, at Grafton, North Dakota.
    Mikkel Pates / Agweek


    The mostly non-irrigated land on Nov. 2 and 3, 2021, was transferred to Red River Trust, with trustee Peter Headley. The trust is located 8789 Penrose Lane, Suite, 400, Lenexa, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City, Kansas. That’s the same address as Cottonwood Ag, or Cottonwood Farms, and Oak River Farms/Midwest. Agweek called Oak River Farms, which did not return the call.[/font][/size][/color]

    Meanwhile, an entity called Red River Trust was filed with the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office on Feb. 15, 2022, with an address of 15111 Highway 17, Grafton, which is the address for Campbell Farms.

    A Wall Street Journal in 2015 said that in 1994,Bill and Melinda Gates hired Michael Larson, who operated through Cascade Investment LLC, to diversify the family portfolio away from Microsoft. Larson told the Wall Street Journal he acquired “100,000 acres of farmland” in many states. The “Land Report 100” newsletter later would estimate the investment is more than twice that amount, and would say he owns more farmland than anyone in America. Some of it was in Canada.
    Cottonwood Ag Management is an agricultural asset management team for BMGI/Cascade Management, according to AgriInvestor.

    Headley, in his LinkedIn profile, shows himself to be head of agriculture investment management for Investment Management Co., since April 2017. Headley previously was managing director of agricultural investments for MetLife at Overland Park, Kansas, from 2007 to 2017, and before that was regional director of Citigroup/Travelers for nearly 15 years.
    In a 2020 [color=var(--color-primary)]article
    [/url] on farmland investment by NFU Mutual Charitable Trust, the authors said Headley headed “Cottonwood,” which they described as an ag-investment platform for Bill and Melinda Gates.[/font][/size][/color]

    The article described an increased interest by “Ultra High Net Worth individuals in farmland ownership” and questioned whether this was good for small farmers. North Dakota has anti-corporate farming laws, but entities can legally form “limited-liability limited partnerships” in which corporate money is not involved.
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    [color=var(--color-secondary-text)]The headquarters of Campbell Farms is just east of Grafton, North Dakota, in Walsh County, North Dakota. A trio of Campbell brothers in November 2021 sold about 2,100 acres for $13.5 million, to entities associated with billionaire Bill Gates. The farm is continuing to operate on the same land. Photo taken Jan. 14, 2021.
    Mikkel Pates / Agweek


    Regardless of any land ownership status, Campbell Farms, on their website, appear to continue their potato farming, including on the land involved in the deal. The Campbells did not make themselves available to discuss the details of the sale, including whether there were lease-back arrangements.[/font][/size][/color]

    According to their farm website, Bill and Tom started Campbell Farms in 1978 with a $9,000 loan. Greg joined two years later. According to their [color=var(--color-primary)]website
    [/url] , the farm has operations at Big Lake, Minnesota, west of Minneapolis, and Grafton, north and west of Grand Forks, North Dakota.[/font][/size][/color]

    The company lists itself as a “fully-integrated, year-round supplier of fresh table stock potatoes.” They produce fresh red organic potatoes, as well as premium red and yellow potatoes. The website lists the three brothers as the executive team and Jerel Lindgren, farm manager, and Thomas Campbell II, as manager of the Big Lake farms.

    Tom Campbell, 63, also is a former North Dakota legislator who has unsuccessfully sought statewide office, including abbreviated attempts at getting the Republican nomination for the seats now held by Sen. Kevin Cramer and Rep. Kelly Armstrong.


    In his congressional efforts, Tom promoted himself as potato farmer, but his ads downplayed his former role as chairman of the board and shareholder of Choice Financial Bank. [color=var(--color-primary)]On Jan. 6, 2021, at the urging of conservative radio personality Scott Hennen, Tom flew to Washington, D.C., where he attended the infamous rally for then-Pres. Donald Trump, which turned into a Capitol break-in and ιnѕυrrєcтισn.
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    Campbell later told Agweek he was not a strong supporter of Trump and did not think his trade policies were good for agriculture. Tom said he was in the air, flying back to North Dakota, before he learned the event had turned violent.[/font][/size]
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    Re: ND AG Puts Smack Down on Gates
    « Reply #2 on: June 23, 2022, 12:13:21 PM »
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  • Bill Gates getting ready to cause the next famine:
    "The declared enemies of God and His Church, heretics and schismatics, must be criticized as much as possible, as long as truth is not denied. It is a work of charity to shout: ‘Here is the wolf!’ when it enters the flock or anywhere else." -- Saint Francis de Sales

    "For there shall be a time, when they will not endure sound doctrine; but, according to their own desires, they will heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears:" [2 Timothy 4:3]

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    Re: ND AG Puts Smack Down on Gates
    « Reply #3 on: June 23, 2022, 04:28:33 PM »
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  • To live with the Saints in Heaven is all bliss and glory....To live with the saints on Earth is just another story!  (unknown)

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    Re: ND AG Puts Smack Down on Gates
    « Reply #4 on: June 23, 2022, 04:30:54 PM »
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  • They are importing tons of produce from China and other countries. 

    They are out to kill us in phases.

    Tons of asparagus and the farmers couldn’t get fair price or move it because they were importing asparagus from Peru.  Electric cars for us while fuel is wasted to import the global food. 



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