Why Bill Gates Is Buying Up U.S. Farmland

Why Bill Gates Is Buying Up U.S. Farmland

Bill Gates made headlines for becoming the largest private farmland owner in the U.S. But he’s not the only one. Some of the wealthiest landowners including Jeff Bezos, John Malone and Thomas Peterffy are buying up forests, ranches and farmlands across the United States. Why? Watch the video to find out.

Investments in farmland are growing across the country as people, including the ultra-wealthy like Bill Gates, look for new ways to grow their money.

In 2020, Gates made headlines for becoming the largest private farmland owner in the U.S. He had accumulated more than 269,000 acres of farmland across 18 states in less than a decade. His farmland grows onions, carrots and even the potatoes that are used to make McDonald’s French fries.

“It’s an asset with increasing value,” American Farmland Trust CEO John Piotti said. “It has great intrinsic value and beyond that, it is a limited resource.”

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates that 30% of all farmland is owned by landlords who don’t farm themselves. Buyers often purchase land from farmers who have owned it for decades; many of whom may be asset rich but maybe cash poor.

“The economic realities for them are typical that they’ve spent their life farming,” said Holly Rippon-Butler, land campaign director at the National Young Farmers Coalition. “Their retirement, their equity is all in the land and tied up in selling land.”

Private landowners are also making a profit by utilizing the land in numerous ways. Approximately 39% of the 911 million acres of farmland across the U.S. is rented out to farmers, and 80% of that rented farmland is owned by landlords who don’t farm themselves data from the Agriculture Department shows.

“The young farmers are just as happy to lease the land because whether you are young or old, it’s a business, right?” said Thomas Petterfy, chairman of Interactive Brokers and owner of 581,000 acres.

“You go buy a farm and you put that cash rental lease in place, you’re going to be looking at about 2.5% return on your capital,” Peoples Company President Steve Bruere said.

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Why Bill Gates Is Buying Up U.S. Farmland


  1. Demode on May 1, 2022 at 9:00 pm

    Why? Because their ego is larger than life

  2. lovepeacebliss on May 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    because hes a eugenicist and wants to control the food supply

  3. exn641US on May 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Because he wants to weaponize food production, just like he weaponized the pharmaceutical industry through vaccines. The man is an unapologetic eugenicist. His whole family has a legacy of eugenics.

  4. Bilal Hamurabi on May 1, 2022 at 9:02 pm

    Capitalism leads to feudalism.

  5. Mr. Peanutbutter on May 1, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    This is another reason why the government rather have us fighting against each other than have us working together, putting our money together and buy land, investing etc.

    They live, we sleep.

  6. CIRCLEJERKS on May 1, 2022 at 9:03 pm

    This man has no farming experience but is the largest farm land owner east. My theory is he is going Shut them all down & his fool harted attempt @ climate change, This will cause a domino effect & other farms will be affected by this person ( he is no Nicola aTesla, & made his money by monopolize pc program all, Either way this man can’t be trusted & it scares me what he’s planning. US farm agriculture & some tech guy who has NO farming whatsoever 🤔 we need to be concerned with people with billions & thier grand plan.

  7. Bobcat 843 on May 1, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    I keep telling them they punks from little italy

  8. lewis jones raglan on May 1, 2022 at 9:04 pm

    Smart city’s !!!

  9. Arlo Shaddy on May 1, 2022 at 9:08 pm

    Here’s my take on this. Gates openly admits that he thinks the world is overpopulated so how does one produce population control? Buy the land in which the food is being produced on. When you control food and water, you control who lives or dies.

  10. James Bernard on May 1, 2022 at 9:09 pm

    Remember this to all landowners Jesus owns the title deed to the whole world it belongs to him you are just a caretaker

  11. Po101080 on May 1, 2022 at 9:13 pm

    Great Reset

  12. Hock Meng Vincent Chan on May 1, 2022 at 9:14 pm

    As a long time Tesla investor, I want to thank Bill Gates for giving me a good discount for Tesla shares i bought since he started shorting and discounting Tesla shares. Deeply appreciated Bill. It was micro but I softly and humbly accept the much appreciated discount. LOL

  13. An Internetizen on May 1, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Its too bad we allow the mass purchase of real-estate to go on like this. Its not only farmland, its commercially-zoned areas in cities, its residential housing as well. The tax code allows too many tax breaks to the rich and powerful to get more rich and powerful and own more. If one is very rich, one can get with local politicians and increase property taxes on those properties to force the current owners out or face total bankruptcy.

  14. Joshua Balondo on May 1, 2022 at 9:17 pm

    Urbanite leftists are silent again because they side with the corporations.

  15. 009 Sanjay on May 1, 2022 at 9:20 pm

    They wanna control the food supply so they can create a food crisis so then they can make you eat their 3d printed meat 🍖 in the future 😝

  16. Above & Beyond Detail on May 1, 2022 at 9:21 pm

    so he can control us as he is pure bent evil and a fool as will pay for his crimes

  17. Big Shworm on May 1, 2022 at 9:22 pm

    I don’t know if someone else has tried this on this video, but here goes nothing.

    Make this the official dislike button.

    Screw Bill Gates and the NWO.

  18. Boyd33 on May 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Billy Gates is our Problem he controls a lot of what this Puppet that’s on a Leash fake president we have is doing to our Economy causing all this inflation. Doubling the prices of gas and when gas goes up everything goes up. Now that they got our economy going in the wrong direction causing Americans to be poorer. Now they are trying to control what information Americans hear 👂 and for Americans that Should be Disturbing. It’s Time That Americans Start Paying Attention what’s going on

  19. Gedion KYNG on May 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

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  20. Curt Maciejewski on May 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    Agenda21 became agenda30 because Trump got in the way. Gates wants to lower the population. What u think is happening

  21. Danny Danny on May 1, 2022 at 9:23 pm

    I can’t wait to buy land on MARS…earth land will be useless once we conquered MARs

  22. ken seymour on May 1, 2022 at 9:25 pm

    One word veggie burgers they think everyone is going to quit eating meat and eat veggie burgers

  23. Bobcat 843 on May 1, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Off east rochester

  24. Bobcat 843 on May 1, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Then I tell my hammers u watch them mamalukes

  25. Bobcat 843 on May 1, 2022 at 9:26 pm

    Mingafatcha I only got a half acer

  26. JAN HAN on May 1, 2022 at 9:27 pm


  27. Jon C on May 1, 2022 at 9:27 pm

    This N is trying to control the food supply that’s all

  28. Ugly worthless Chinky women on May 1, 2022 at 9:30 pm

    Bill Gates was partly responsible for the lab that created COVID, you complete the puzzle

  29. Liquid_Shadow on May 1, 2022 at 9:31 pm

    They knew that the food shortages are coming and these elites know it and preparing.

  30. scout on May 1, 2022 at 9:33 pm

    I trust absolutely nothing coming from CNBC. Nothing. Gates is a psychopath. He excels at monopolizing everything he can get his hands on.

  31. gerald visconti on May 1, 2022 at 9:34 pm

    Millions wills starve learn to grown as soon as positive .. these genocidal maniacs will control the masses thru food .. at some point you’ll have to trade a 5.56 mm for a ear of corn .. bill gates is a champion population control.. he hides his purchase and his agenda .. if you aren’t storing food and seeds and you will watch your family suffer

  32. Alonso Calderon on May 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm


  33. Dev DevFuFu on May 1, 2022 at 9:36 pm

    Feudalism is allready here

  34. Suz Smith on May 1, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    The real reason to to control food sources and prevent regular people from owning anything. Fair trade act violations all over. BlackRock buying up houses is another example.

  35. 99 Cheeses on May 1, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    They want to own the farmland 🤔 Because they want to be the dictators of food yields. This is very dangerous. You go to the grocery store & vegetables/fruits yield ZERO seeds. They are keeping the seeds to themselves. This is evil in the making.

  36. SEAsUAS on May 1, 2022 at 9:37 pm

    Buying all the farmland so no one can farm it. Part of their plan.

  37. Jannie Schlüter on May 1, 2022 at 9:41 pm

    Nobody brought a single atom to this world. By that nobody can claim to own anything. One can use land one needs to live anywhere.

  38. Jane Lee on May 1, 2022 at 9:42 pm

    I think there should be a limit to purchase land. Otherwise every corner of the land might be owned by the rich.

  39. Bobcat 843 on May 1, 2022 at 9:44 pm

    Shut up

  40. Mark Tiller on May 1, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    Planned Food shortages for masses as farmers are being paid to leave farmland fallow.

  41. gabrielx36 on May 1, 2022 at 9:45 pm

    The real reason is so that thye can control the amount of food. So the prices will be controlled by them. They will charge you for oxygen and water aswell. The goal is to make money from you till you die. They want to lower the human population. We do not need bill gates in this planet anymore. He has to go.

  42. hi on May 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    It’s only fair

  43. Rocky Deatherage on May 1, 2022 at 9:47 pm

    This man is evil incarnate

  44. Darin Jenkins on May 1, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    So they can control supply, manipulate the cost, poison the population.

  45. iKingPin on May 1, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    We are ALL just RENTERS.

  46. Jannie Schlüter on May 1, 2022 at 9:49 pm

    Did Jesus Christ advise against this behavior, saying that it was foolish to gather riches on Earth but instead one should gather riches in Heaven?
    Imagine owning all this useless wealth and losing one own’s soul for it. The higher one is the more the fall’s impact will hurt.
    All be sorry for Bill Gates and the others. Truly the most miserable people on Earth.

  47. V Intuitive on May 1, 2022 at 9:50 pm

    Bill is buying up the land and then destroying our food processing plants. They’re trying to starve us

  48. Matt Wetzel on May 1, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    Good luck holding on to it once we get hungry.

  49. Nancy Howard on May 1, 2022 at 9:53 pm

    You didn’t answer the question – why is Bill Gates buying up farmland? What is he going to do with it? Is he going to practice his experimental ideas as he has done in India and Africa? Some of his ideas are very controversial. There are concerns about his connection with Monsanto.

  50. Wiggy Waggy Wog on May 1, 2022 at 9:55 pm

    How wonderful. What could possibly go wrong?