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Bill Gates is now the most prominent owner of farmlands.

The Land Report recently revealed that the most prominent farmland owner in the United States is Microsoft’s former CEO, Bill Gates, and his wife Melinda Gates who own 242,000 acres of land across 18 states.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded a new nonprofit last year with the goal to provide small farmers in certain countries with the tools they need to produce more crops sustainably and adapt to climate change.

Gates always had a keen interest in how simple advances in farming techniques can drastically improve quality of life and mitigate the long-term climate change problem that we are currently facing. The Foundation is an advocate of agricultural sustainability. They are working on various projects like genetic engineering and funding groups like the Cornell Alliance for Science to raise awareness and find solutions to global hunger.