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Daryl Lies, North Dakota Farm Bureau president Mikkel Pates / Forum News Service

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

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.

Gary Dassinger, left, and his attorney Thomas Murtha listen as testimony is given by Stark County Sheriff Terry Oestreich about the condition of animals at Dassinger's Gladstone ranch in April during a civil hearing on Monday, June 5. (Sydney Mook / The Dickinson Press)

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

Fish and Wildlife Service officer Heidi Kueller dodges flying carp during the Asian Carp assessment on the Illinois River in this Fish and Wildlife Service photo.

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

Chairwoman Jessica Unruh, R-Beulah, discusses energy legislation while chairing the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service

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

Scott Pruitt, attorney general of Oklahoma, arrives to meet with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York City, Dec. 7, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

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

North Dakota Republican Governor Jack Dalrymple listens to testimonies during the Economic Development and Commerce Committee meeting at the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington,in this file photo from February 22, 2014. REUTERS / Mike Theiler

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

Darly Lies, center, president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau, announces on Thursday in Bismarck the organization filing a federal lawsuit against North Dakota in relation to the state's anti-corporate farming law. Next to Lies is Wes Klein, left, district seven director, and Pete Hanebutt, director of public policy Mike McCleary/Bismarck Tribune

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

A crowd of more than 100 supporters of family farms gathered at the steps of the state Capitol in Bismarck, North Dakota 3-27-2015 for a rally supporting North Dakota small farms and protesting the recent loosening of the state's anti-corporate farming law by the legislature. The rally was organized by the North Dakota Farmers Union. Mike McCleary / Bismarck Tribune

Legislature, Defend Yourself

During the 2013 legislative session state lawmakers passed a constitutional amendment reforming the manner in which the North Dakota University System is governed. The amendment was placed on the November ballot in 2014 because state law requires that all constitutional amendments be ratified by a popular vote. It failed with an almost 75 percent “no”

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