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Mark Johnson kicks up some dust on the first day of soybean farming at M&M Farms at Tower City, N.D., on Aug. 23. Johnson farms with his son, Justin, and his brother-in-law, Matt Richman. Photo taken north of Tower City on Sept. 23, 2013. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)

John Andrist: Is Corporate Farming Really A Bogeyman?

John Andrist: Is Corporate Farming Really A Bogeyman?

There will be only one statewide measure on the June Primary Election ballot. It’s a measure passed by the legislature, to amend the state’s long-time prohibition on farming under a corporate ownership structure. It would allow corporations and LLCs to own up to 640 acres for a swine feeding or dairy operation. I doubt if

What Willie Nelson Gets Wrong On Measure 1: The Corporate Farming Ban Isn't Protecting Anything

“Each year in nearly every part of the country, swaths of farmland are turned over as yet another family farm is pushed out by tightening profit margins, rigged markets and the ever-constricting power of a few corporations,” reads the opening sentence of an op/ed written by musician Willie Nelson and former Democratic Agriculture Commissioner Sarah

The Bagg Bonanza Farm is visible from Interstate Highway 29 and can be seen for miles near the Wahpeton and Mooreton, N.D., exit in Richland County. It was an iconic corporate-style farm that defined the region's agriculture in the early 1900s. Photo taken July 2, 2015, at Mooreton, N.D. (Forum News Service/Agweek/Mikkel Pates)

Terry Wanzek: The Corporate Farming Boogeyman Does Not Exist

Measure 1 opponents want you readers to believe a “No” vote is best for family farms. As a fourth-generation family farmer, I appreciate the opponents’ concern but doubt a “No” vote will help even one family farmer. It is simply a defense of the status quo, and North Dakota will continue to lose dairy and

Was Measure 1's Defeat Really About Abortion?

With Measure 1’s failure on North Dakota’s statewide ballot, and the defeat of two outspoken proponents of pro-life legislation in the Legislature, many are claiming that election day was a victory against the pro-life movement in North Dakota. They say it was a referendum on the Legislature and pro-life movements supposed preoccupation with restricting abortion.

LegitSlater: 2014 Mid Term Election Reflection

It’s finally over. The ads have grown annoying, even for the candidates and measures I support. I am worn out from debating the issues in this election. I can only imagine how the candidates and committees feel as they have been living it for the past several months. As I write this (it’s Tuesday night,

Measure 1 Proponents Tell Supporters To Remove League Of Women Voters Guides From Polling Locations

Last week I wrote about the proponents of Measure 1 objecting to the presence of voting guides published by the League of Women Voters at early voting locations. That resulted in the North Dakota Secretary of State’s office instructing local county auditors that polling locations need to be “free of outside guides.” “The only items