Friday, May 15, 2015

ND Farmers Union moving to protect family farms

With a month left to gather signatures, North Dakota Farmers Union is confident voters will get to weigh in on the state's corporate farming law. The state legislature voted to allow limited exemptions to the state's anti-corporate farming statutes for dairy and pork producers. NDFU argues opening the door to any kind of corporate farming is detrimental to family-owned farms. Anti-corporate farming laws were challenged in court and overturned in Nebraska, South Dakota and Iowa. [Bismarck Tribune]
A GOP farm group supports President Obama's move to fast-track Trade Promotional Authority but the Farmers Union is opposed.
South Dakota Farmers Union hosted a COOL rally May 8, 2015, in Watertown during President Obama’s visit to remind the Administration to maintain Country of Origin Labeling (COOL) as a federal law. [Huron Daily Plainsman]
South Dakota Farmers Union wants to end that state's property tax opt out. The group's District I & II Summer Camp is scheduled for May 27-29 in Viborg.

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