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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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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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Internecine battle
Once or twice a year, I have a conversation with somebody outside agriculture, or new to it, that goes like this: Other person: “What’s the deal with the Farmers Union and Farm Bureau? Are they political? Why do they argue so much? Don’t they know it makes farmers look bad?”
Wednesday, April, 29, 2015 - Agweek - Opinion

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Farmers in the region are OK with dry weather, for now
No rain and high winds have resulted in fire threats and also favorable farming conditions — for now. The Red River Valley region is under a red flag warning, as a result of dry weather and high winds across the region, according to the National Weather Service.
Wednesday, April, 15, 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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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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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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State Farmers Union presidents to meet with Pope Francis
Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana Farmers Union presidents will meet with Pope Francis on Wednesday as part of faith-based farming program.
Tuesday, March, 24, 2015 - Agweek - 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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ND governor expected to sign dairy, swine anti-corporate bill
A bill that would relax an 83-year-old law to allow non-family corporations to own dairy and swine operations in North Dakota is on its way to Gov. Jack Dalrymple’s desk.
Friday, March, 20, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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Mixed reactions to ND House passage of anti-corporate exemptions
The North Dakota House Agriculture Committee on March 16 passed new exemptions for dairy and swine for the anti-corporate farming bill. The bill goes back to the Senate to consider amendments passed in the House version.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - News

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North Dakota House passes anti-corporate farming bill
North Dakota’s House passed SB 2351 this afternoon, a bill that exempts certain swine and dairy operations in the state from the existing anti-corporate farming law. The measure is an attempt to strengthen the livestock industry in the state, particularly dairy, as the state’s numbers rapidly decline. The House voted 56-37 in favor.
Monday, March, 16, 2015 - - 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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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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Farmers, firefighters in RRV not yet concerned about drought possibility
The past six months have been the second-driest of that time period in the Red River Valley since the 1800s, according to a National Weather Service meteorologist in Grand Forks, N.D.
Thursday, March, 12, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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ND House ag panel gives anti-corporate bill do-pass
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee on March 6 voted 8-5 to recommend a do-pass on a bill that would create exemptions for dairy and swine in the state anti-corporate farming law.
Friday, March, 06, 2015 - Agweek - News

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ND House Ag Committee hears testimony on anti-corporate bill
North Dakota’s House Agriculture Committee heard more than eight hours of testimony March 5 on a bill that would relax the state’s anti-corporate farming law to allow corporations to own swine and dairy operations. Some think the bill opens the door to corporate ownership of beef feedlots above the current size cap of 640 acres, or one square mile.
Thursday, March, 05, 2015 - 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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Ag groups rally as cuts eyed to food stamp and insurance programs
Roger Johnson, president of the National Farmers Union and a former North Dakota commissioner of agriculture, said some in Congress are aiming at cuts to the two biggest programs within the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Any cuts would be made in appropriations bills which will be considered over the next months.
Friday, February, 27, 2015 - Forum News Service - News

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