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North Dakota Farmers Union will seek referendum on exemptions to anti-corporate farming law
Leaders of North Dakota’s largest farmer-member organization decided Friday to pursue a ballot measure asking voters to reject a recently signed bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Opinion: NDFU wrong on corporate farming
North Dakota Farmers Union’s stand on the limited corporate farming bill for dairy and hog farms is bad for North Dakota
Wednesday, May, 27, 2015 - - News

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NDFU ‘confident’ in corporate farming vote
With a month left to gather signatures, North Dakota Farmers Union is confident voters will get to weigh in on the state’s corporate farming law.
Friday, May, 15, 2015 - Bismarck Tribune - News

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NDFU board member dies in farm accident
A board member of the North Dakota Farmers Union died June 20 in an accident while doing farm tractor repair near Mott, N.D. James A. Kerzman was found by his brother, Jerry, at a Quonset on the farmstead.
Monday, June, 22, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Precision Ag Summit to focus on data, UAS
FARGO, N.D. — The fourth annual Precision Agriculture Summit will be held Jan. 19 and 20 at the North Dakota Farmers Union Conference Center in Jamestown, N.D.
Thursday, January, 15, 2015 - Agweek - News

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Farmers Union licensed restaurant opens new East Coast location
Another restaurant affiliated with the North Dakota Farmers Union has opened on the East Coast. Founding Farmers opened a location in Tysons Corner, Va., last week. It’s the fourth restaurant in a group that uses ingredients mainly from U.S. family farms, including from North Dakota.
Wednesday, February, 11, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Farmers Union: Pope thinks highly of family farmers
Mark Watne, president of the North Dakota Farmers Union, says a visit with Pope Francis on March 25 was a reminder that the Vatican thinks “family farms are the best tools for food security, and men and women are the center of God’s creation and are the custodians of the environment.”
Thursday, March, 26, 2015 - Agweek - News

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N.D. Farmers Union to deliver signatures for referendum on anti-corporate farming law
A North Dakota Farmers Union official says the group has collected enough signatures to force a referendum on a bill signed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in March that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law for dairy and swine operations.
Monday, June, 15, 2015 - - News

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ND Farmers Union gets 21,000-plus signatures to put corporate farming law to vote
The North Dakota Farmers Union gathered more than 21,000 signatures in its effort to ask voters to reject a bill signed by Gov. Jack Dalrymple in March that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law for dairy and swine operations, the group’s president said Tuesday.
Tuesday, June, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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New anti-corporate law doesn't discuss 2012 amendment
FARGO, N.D. — Now that Gov. Jack Dalrymple has signed into law the first significant changes in the state’s anti-corporate farming law in 73 years, the question is: Will the law be referred by the North Dakota Farmers Union and like-minded groups that oppose the changes.
Tuesday, March, 31, 2015 - - News

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New law was needed to help dairy, hog industries
JAMESTOWN, N.D. — Being a farm owner, I was very interested in a letter I read about the new corporate farming law. Judging by the writer’s and North Dakota Farmers Union’s overreactions, you would think the Legislature had done away with all anti-corporate farming laws.
Thursday, May, 14, 2015 - - News

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Ag groups want to limit rail costs with late cars
The North Dakota Farmers Union and North Dakota Corn Growers Association are among 23 organizations nationwide filing comments on rate case complaint procedures with the U.S. Surface Transportation Board. The action is “the largest combined filing by farm organizations in years,” according to the joint news release by the two groups.
Friday, July, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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NDFU poll: 75 percent would vote against ND anti-corporate farming bill
On March 3, two days before key legislative hearings on a bill that would loosen North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming law, the North Dakota Farmers Union released a poll that shows 75 percent of North Dakotans would vote against the bill, if given a chance.
Tuesday, March, 03, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND anti-corporate farm bill sent back to committee
A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Friday, March, 13, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Anti-corporate bill to exempt swine, dairy sent back to committee
BISMARCK, N.D. — A bill designed to boost North Dakota’s dairy and swine industries by easing the state’s anti-corporate farming law was sent back to committee March 13 after the North Dakota Farmers Union raised concerns it would permit only large corporate-owned operations and discriminate against medium- and small-sized family farmers.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Grand Forks County Farmers Union hosts Measure 5 discussion
An initiated measure to dedicate a small portion of North Dakota’s oil tax revenue to conservation either is unnecessary or essential depending on who’s talking, attendees at a discussion on Measure 5 heard Monday night in the Manvel Community Center.
Tuesday, October, 28, 2014 - Forum News Service - News

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North Dakota corporate farming bill gets do-pass recommendation
A bill that would partially lift North Dakota’s ban on non-family corporate farming to allow for corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations received a 4-2 do-pass recommendation Feb. 19 from the Senate Agriculture Committee.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota governor signs anti-corporate exemptions bill
Gov. Jack Dalrymple signed a bill Friday that relaxes North Dakota’s 83-year-old corporate farming ban to allow for non-family corporate ownership of dairy and swine operations.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - - News

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Opinion: Farmers Union cares about rural North Dakota
The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead makes some sobering observations in its recent editorial which ran in Agweek June 22
Wednesday, July, 01, 2015 - - News

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WFO airs concerns at Expo Milano
Delegates to the World Farmers’ Organization, including members of the National Farmers Union, adopted a pronouncement to make sure the farmers’ perspective would be heard at Expo Milano 2015, “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life,” a six-month, universal exhibition focused on feeding the planet in 2050.
Monday, July, 06, 2015 - Special to Agweek - News

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