Another Day, Another Farmland Deal?

Another day, another intriguing farmland deal? An email correspondent sends me the following:

Apparently 35,000 acres of Mississippi alluvial plain row crop land sold last week to Gaylon Lawrence for estimated $130-170 million. Wilson Family owned it for 125 years. I haven’t found any news on the transaction. [I am told] the sale happened last week. Lawrence was the failed bidder for US Sugar (State of Florida bought it for Everglades restoration) and is trying to buy more land in the same area.

According to old news reports, Lawrence already owns 170,000 acres of row crop land. Pretty good summary of Lawrence and his holdings is here.

Anyone have any other information on this? [-]

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