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26 Biggest US Landowners & Their Cattle Ranches, Deforesting Operations, Fossil Fuels
by Knowledge Is power
Sunday Mar 7th, 2021 6:57 PM
The biggest cattle ranches, deforestation lumber operations, fossil fuel land holdings in the US. This article does not include the biggest US slaughterhouse operations (e.g. JBS owned by Brazilian company, Smithfield owned by Chinese company).
26 Biggest US Landowners: Cattle Killers, Tree Fellers, Oil Polluters

Every single person on the list (from 26th biggest US landowner to 1st) is involved in cattle killing, tree felling,
oil and gas pollution or breeding for zoos. Cattle killing is a major cause of climate change, animal agony, many human diseases, energy waste, water waste, world hunger.. These people have the power to change the world for the better. May legislatures,
other people, and their own consciousness cause them to become part of the solution instead of part of the problem. People selling deforested tree lumber often say they plant trees in return. Planting tiny saplings does only an infinitesimal fraction of the good done by removal of centenarian or even millennial trees
(Bill Gates is a controversial figure for many reasons, but his request that people avoid cattle flesh (called beef) is good. Thank you to Leonardo DiCaprio for asking 37 million of his followers on social media to give up meat.)

25 Jeff Bezos (195 billion dollars of wealth) owns a cattle ranch, 290,000 acres. Amazon is involved in
deforestation as is the Washington Post. Nontree paper alternatives such as paper from corn husks, and banana peels, manure and coconut shells are waiting to be used.
24. Nunley family cattle ranches
in TX and NM, 301,500 acres
23. Collins family, 310,472 acres in deforesting land
in PA, OR etc.
22. Wilks brothers, 347,500 acres... fossil fuels.. ID, MT
21. Malone Mitchell III, TX cattle ranch, hunting properties, oil 384,000 acres.
20. Dan A Hughes Co, commercial hunting,
cattle ranching, oil & gas 390,000 acres in Texas.
19. Robt Holding, cattle ranches WY, MT
and fossil fuels 490,000 acres.
18. J R Simplot heirs Idaho 15 ranches 30,000 cows
422, 500 acres.
17. Drummond family Oklahoma 433,000 acres cattle ranches
16. Philip Anschutz, oil and cattle ranches in KS WY CO (Dovehunter Anschutz funded dovehunter Gorsuch's drive for Supreme Court)
15. D M O'Connor heirs 500,00 acres TX cattle ranches oil
14. W T Waggoner Estate TX cattle ranches 535,000
Dolph Briscoe heirs, cattle ranches & oil 560.000 acres.
12. Lykes Bros. heirs 615,000 acres if cattle ranches, oil TX FL
11. Ford family deforestation in OR, CA 625,000 acres
10. David Pingree heirs 830,000 acres deforesting Maine
9. Stan Kroenke, husband of WalMart billionaire Ann Walton 848, 571 acres MT, WY cattle ranches 8. King heirs cattle ranches 911,215 most in cattle ranches TX FL
7. Henry Singleton heirs cattle ranches CA, NM
Acreage 1.1 million
6. Canadian Irving family 1.25 million acres deforesting in Maine and 2 million more in Canada 5. Reed family 1.37 million acres deforesting in WA, OR, CA
4. Red Emmerson 1.86 million deforesting acres in CA, WA
3. Brad Kelley whose 1.5 million acres are
breeding endangered species. He breeds animals for confining zoos and 'science'.
2. Ted Turner 2 million acres in US, Argentina, Turner has promoted bison burgers, does bison ranching He hunts quail at his Nonami plantation in GA
1. John Malone 2.2 million ME, NH, FL, Ireland Deforestation

In addition, the Mormon church owns
Deseret Ranches which has the country's largest
cow calf operations, 295,000 acres in Florida as well as other cattle ranches and factory farms.

One of many Mormon church owned factory farms is
In addition the church owns several cattle and other ranches, and was reported to own stock in a fast food chain.

The following link claims to list the 10 largest ranches in the US but most listed
are under a quarter million acres, while
Business Insider has a more complete list
of 25 ranches at 250,000 to 2 million acres

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