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Doug Goehring was re-elected to the position of North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner on Nov. 6, 2018. Photo taken Oct. 12, 2018. (Jenny Schlecht/Agweek)

Goehring cruises to victory in ND ag commissioner race

North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring easily won another four-year term in office.

Goehring, a Republican, received 67.77 percent of votes, according to unofficial results from the Nov. 6 election. Democratic challenger Jim Dotzenrod received 32.02 percent of votes. Dotzenrod won in only five counties, prevailing in Ransom, Richland, Rolette, Sargent and Sioux counties.

Goehring has served as agriculture commissioner since then-Gov. John Hoeven appointed him to the spot in 2009. He farms in the Bismarck area with his son.

The position of agriculture commissioner pays $108,656 per year. Along with running the state Department of Agriculture, the ag commissioner also sits on the state's powerful Industrial Commission. To read more about North Dakota's agriculture commissioner, click here.