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Podcast: NDFB President Daryl Lies, Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

Podcast: NDFB President Daryl Lies, Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger

On the radio show today, North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies joined me to talk about what farmers are facing amid the trade wars. Lies says his group’s membership is willing to weather some hardships in the short term if President Trump can get better trade deals going forward. Tax Commissioner Ryan Rauschenberger also

Podcast: Are You Afraid of 3D Printed Guns?

We talked about the controversy over 3D printed guns on the radio show today. Also Daryl Lies from the North Dakota Farm Bureau joined to talk about China, trade, and the “farmer bailout.” Annette Meeks from the Minnesota Freedom Foundation was also on to discuss the issue of work requirements for food stamps in the

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Criticism of Tax Bill Is Cover for Heitkamp

In recent days there has been a lot of criticism of the Republican tax bill in Congress and its impact on the agriculture industry. In an interview with the Williston Herald North Dakota Farmer’s Union President Mark Watne suggested that the tax bill will create deficits that will, in turn, result in cuts to farm programs.

How Can the State Seize Property Without Due Process?

In Stark County a local rancher is faces several felony and misdemeanor charges related to the alleged mistreatment of his cattle and horses. I don’t know much about the specific facts of those charges against this gentleman. I don’t know if he has mistreated his animals or not. I can say, however, that there is something

Daryl Lies: Beware the Dreaded Land Carp

Important legislation that was introduced this legislative session has been passed by both chambers and now goes to the governor’s desk for signature. That’s House Bill 1390 dealing with water management, and more specifically, dealing with the management of water through subsurface structures. This means we’re going to have reduced overland flooding, we’re going to have reduced

Audio: Farm Bureau President Says Agriculture Wasn’t “at the Table” for New State Environmental Agency

“Senate Bill 2327 would transfer the powers of the Environmental Health Section in the North Dakota Department of Health to a new Department of Environmental Quality, its leader being a member of the governor’s Cabinet,” my colleague John Hageman reports. The idea behind the bill, introduced by coal country Senator Jessica Unruh (R-Beulah), is to

Audio: NDFB Pres. Says Bill Requiring Permission to Enter Land Is About “Respect, Safety, and Private Property”

“This bill is about respect, safety, and private property,” North Dakota Farm Bureau President Daryl Lies told me on the radio during an interview yesterday (audio is below). The legislation he’s talking about is SB2225, introduced by Republican Senator Don Schaible of Mott. It would end the requirement that land owner post their land to

Daryl Lies: North Dakota Farm Bureau Backs Scott Pruitt for EPA Chief

NDFB has vigorously opposed President Obama’s activist EPA, and for good reason. In the last eight years, EPA has repeatedly targeted North Dakota’s economic drivers: agriculture and energy. That’s why NDFB supports incoming Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.  We believe he will work to curb the agency’s overreach and end the regulatory nightmare. Under

ND Farm Bureau Blasts “Lack of Decisive Action” on #NoDAPL Protests From Governor Jack Dalrymple

In a press conference today Morton County Sheriff Kyle Kirchmeier will be increasing law enforcement’s presence in the area of the protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. “Kirchmeier said county residents have been threatened and their quality of life curtailed,” the Bismarck Tribune reports. “These fears are real,” the sheriff is quoted as saying. Apparently deputies have

Daryl Lies: Why The Farm Bureau Challenging North Dakota's Corporate Farming Ban In Court

Today, North Dakota Farm Bureau filed suit in Federal Court to challenge North Dakota’s anti-corporate farming laws. NDFB is taking this step in Federal District Court to finally settle this matter on behalf of our state’s largest industry and economic driver – our farmers. The laws of our state, as they stand today, are forcing

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