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Government paid Pioneer Woman's family $23.9 million in rent over the past decade, Daily Mail reports

Government paid Pioneer Woman's family $23.9 million in rent over the past decade, Daily Mail reports

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Drummond ranch

Rancher and Bureau of Land Management contractor Ladd Drummond prepares to close a pasture during a 2010 media tour at Drummond Ranch in Pawhuska to view wild horses relocated by federal agency. The family has reportedly been paid nearly $24 million since 2006 for the BLM contracts. MIKE SIMONS/Tulsa World file

In its annual list of America's 100 largest landowners, The Land Report reveals that as of 2016 the Drummond family owns 433,000 acres of property.

Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond; her husband, Ladd; and their four teenage children make their home just two hours down the road from Oklahoma City in Pawhuska, which is where her husband Ladd's family put down roots four generations ago.

Ladd is now a key player at Drummond Land & Cattle Co, the notoriously private family-held company that Frederick Drummond started after arriving in this country from Scotland in the late 19th century.

DailyMail.com obtained records revealing that since December 2006, the Bureau of Land Management has given Drummond Land & Cattle Co $23.9 million.

The largest of these was awarded on New Year's Eve of 2015, and totaled just over $2 million, while the most recent was for $1,066,464 on June 27.

Read more about the family's contracts with the federal government at DailyMail.co.uk.

Read a 2010 Tulsa World story about the government program. 

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