Trust ‘linked to Bill Gates’ is asked by North Dakota AG to explain how it got 2,000 acres of land

  • Bill Gates has reportedly obtained 2,100 acres of farmland in North Dakota
  • The land was purchased by a trust allegedly linked to the Microsoft billionaire
  • Red River Trust purchased the land from Campbell Farms for $13.5M last year
  • State officials are concerned the purchase may violate corporate farming laws
  • ND AG Drew Wrigley has asked trust officials to confirm plans for use of the land and whether the company meets any of the exceptions to the state’s laws 
  • The state agrictulure commissioner says residents are ‘livid’ about the sale