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Proposed legislation would relax N.D. corporate farming rules


March 20, 2023

Luke Nelson oversees a herd of cattle in the pen at the NDSU Feedlot on Highway 281 north of Carrington. Photo submitted by Brittany Nelson.

Right now, North Dakota's 68th Legislative Assembly is debating a bill that would allow feedlots and dairies to partner with corporations and limited liability companies, potentially eroding long-established anti-corporate farming laws.

The bill – designated HB 1371 – has comfortably passed the N.D. House of Representatives after a 70-24 vote, advancing it to the N.D. Senate where it's bein...

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