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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Guess Who's buying flooded Midwest farmland?

Jack Kemp

Story posted on Facebook by NY City Councilman Dan Halloran.

Gulag Note: This evening, The Bound will post an update beneath Ann Barnhardt’s words. This is
subject matter we are continuing to monitor.

June 26, 2011 – 8:42am CT

Published by Andrea Shea King at Radio Patriot
Who’s buying up flood ravaged farm land
Double Red Alert
Posted by Ann Barnhardt – June 24, AD 2011 9:01 AM MST

Missouri River Flooding

Cattle commodities broker Ann writes:

Two HUGE intel leads in my email box this morning from way-back contacts that I’ve had for years, that are actually somewhat connected concepts.

1. File this one under “Now It All Makes Sense”. A Missouri farming and ranching contact just got off a conference call wherein he was informed that the federal government is sending out letters to all of the flooded out farmers in the Missouri River flood plain and bottoms notifying them that the Army Corps of Engineers will offer to BUY THEIR LAND.

Intentionally flood massive acreage of highly productive farmground. Destroy people’s communities and homes. Catch them while they are desperate and afraid and then swoop in and buy the ground cheap. Those evil sons of bitches.

2. Speaking of evil sons of bitches, George Soros appears to be “investing” in farmground through the same puppet company that he used to get into the grain elevator and fertilizer business. The company is called Ospraie Capital Management and is buying up farmground in a joint venture with Teays River Investments as a partner. Here is that announcement:

Click Here

Okay. Here’s the connection. This Ospraie outfit was a hedge fund specializing in commodities that was started and run by some cocky child who didn’t know how to trade bear markets and got his butt kicked into next week in the grain market of 2008. He also lost a fortune trying to trade RARE EARTH METALS. In fact, it was so bad that he had to shut his fund down because he had promised his investors that he would give them all of their investment money back if the fund lost more than 30% in one year. Whoopsie.

But it appears that Soros swooped in and saved the day because this Ospraie is the “co-investor” with Soros that bought the remnants of ConAgra’s trading operation and renamed it . . . Gavilon. In the industry, it is widely acknowledged that Ospraie IS Soros. That three-page article citation is here, copy and paste the URL into your address bar:

As you probably remember, Gavilon just recently bought both DeBruce Grain out of Kansas City and the biggest grain elevator company in the Pacific Northwest, thus making Soros (who is the money behind Gavilon through both his own Soros Fund Management AND his de facto control of Ospraie) the third-largest grain company in the U.S. with 280 million bushels of storage capacity, behind only Archer Daniels Midland (542 million bushels storage capacity) and Cargill (344 million bushels storage capacity). That citation is here:

Bottom line: Soros, through Ospraie, is buying up farmground. Please also note that the hotlink citation above is dated June 26, 2009. My contact says this has been going on for two years – and also remember what I told you about farmground prices inflating wildly, especially in Illinois. I have personally confirmed farmground in Illinois selling for $13,000 per acre within the last month, whereas that same kind of ground in Illinois was going for $5500 per acre the day Obama was inaugurated.

Spread the word.


It is common practice for the Corps (that's pronounced CORE, Mr. President) to buy out land that has been flooded, but I have never heard of it happening because of a conscious decision of theirs to flood the land. They have created a disaster for these farmers, and instead of compensating them are simply trying to seize their property. This fits with the environmentalist scheme to drive humans off the flood plains, and it fits with many other dirty schemes. It used to be that if you were wiped out by flood you took the bailout and surrendered your property - but you could lease it back. I've heard of this with homes, at any rate. Not sure about farmland.

Bottomland is the richest in the world. The Missouri, Mississippi, and Illinois all dump rich soil onto those flood plains. Should the government buy this land up and let it lie fallow, it will drive the price of food up even further.

Every step taken by this administration is aimed at controlling food and food prices. I cannot fathom how anyone would see this as anything but a power grab.

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