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Daryl Lies, North Dakota Farm Bureau president Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Criticism of Tax Bill Is Cover for Heitkamp

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Criticism of Tax Bill Is Cover for Heitkamp

In recent days there has been a lot of criticism of the Republican tax bill in Congress and its impact on the agriculture industry. In an interview with the Williston Herald North Dakota Farmer’s Union President Mark Watne suggested that the tax bill will create deficits that will, in turn, result in cuts to farm programs.

Gary Dassinger, left, and his attorney Thomas Murtha listen as testimony is given by Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich about the condition of animals at Dassinger's Gladstone ranch in April during a civil hearing on Monday, June 5. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

How Can the State Seize Property Without Due Process?

In Stark County a local rancher is faces several felony and misdemeanor charges related to the alleged mistreatment of his cattle and horses. I don’t know much about the specific facts of those charges against this gentleman. I don’t know if he has mistreated his animals or not. I can say, however, that there is something

Chairwoman Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, discusses energy legislation while chairing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Agriculture Wasn’t “at the Table” for New State Environmental Agency

“Senate Bill 2327 would transfer the powers of the Environmental Health Section in the North Dakota Department of Health to a new Department of Environmental Quality, its leader being a member of the governor’s Cabinet,” my colleague John Hageman reports. The idea behind the bill, introduced by coal country Senator Jessica Unruh (R-Beulah), is to

Audio: NDFB Pres. Says Bill Requiring Permission to Enter Land Is About “Respect, Safety, and Private Property”

“This bill is about respect, safety, and private property,” North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies told me on the radio during an interview yesterday (audio is below). The legislation he’s talking about is SB2225, introduced by Republican Senator Don Schaible of Mott. It would end the requirement that land owner post their land to

North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. REUTERS / Mike Theiler

ND Farm Bureau Blasts “Lack of Decisive Action” on #NoDAPL Protests From Governor Jack Dalrymple

In a press conference today Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier will be increasing law enforcement’s presence in the area of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Kirchmeier said county residents have been threatened and their quality of life curtailed,” the Bismarck Tribune reports. “These fears are real,” the sheriff is quoted as saying. Apparently deputies have

A crowd of more than 100 supporters of family farms gathered at the steps of the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota 3-27-2015 for a rally supporting North Dakota small farms and protesting the recent loosening of the state's anti-corporate farming law by the legislature. The rally was organized by the North Dakota Farmers Union. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Legislature, Defend Yourself

During the 2013 legislative session state lawmakers passed a constitutional amendment reforming the manner in which the North Dakota University System is governed. The amendment was placed on the November ballot in 2014 because state law requires that all constitutional amendments be ratified by a popular vote. It failed with an almost 75 percent “no”

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