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Sustainable ag author to speak in Fargo, N.D., on corporate farming

FARGO--Agricultural author and speaker John Ikerd is expected to highlight the impact of corporate farming on communities and economies during a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 901 Broad...

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FARGO-Agricultural author and speaker John Ikerd is expected to highlight the impact of corporate farming on communities and economies during a presentation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ, 901 Broadway, Fargo.

His presentation, sponsored by the Dakota Resource Council, is titled "Corporate Agriculture vs. Family Farms: A Battle for Hearts and Minds of the People." It will be about how he feels the proposed repeal of North Dakota's anti-corporate farming law is one aspect of a larger corporate political strategy to remove all impediments to corporate control of American agriculture.

Last year, legislators rolled back an 84-year-old law preventing corporate farming in North Dakota. More than 20,000 North Dakotans have signed a referral petition to have their voices heard on the decision with the June 14 vote on Measure 1.

Ikerd will also speak at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, in the University of North Dakota Gorecki Alumni Center, Grand Forks, at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, May 19, at Dakota Farms, Rugby, N.D., and at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Bismarck Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.

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