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Goehring awards state’s first wine and grape research grants

May 1, 2014

BISMARCK – Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring has awarded North Dakota’s first research grants to support and promote the state’s grape and wine industry. “The 2013 Legislature appropriated $80,000 for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture to fund industry research and promotion,” Goehring said. “North Dakota’s grape and wine industry has seen significant growth in recent years, and the research funded…

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Fargo Forum says “ND Farm Bureau off on peculiar campaign” Feb. 11, 2014

May 1, 2014

The North Dakota Farm Bureau seems to be having an identity crisis. The venerable farm organization has put itself between a rock and a hard place with recent Janus-like performances. Published at

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Private property takes priority over ‘special places’

May 1, 2014

BISMARCK — I am writing to thank North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring for his strong stance in protecting our private property rights. The Industrial Commission is considering a policy that, by requiring a public comment period, could significantly restrict drilling and oil-and-gas development on public and private lands deemed “extraordinary places.” Goehring supports a policy that excludes private lands…

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Letter: Landowners should have ability to make management decisions

February 24, 2014

For many of us who ranch in western North Dakota, our private land is interspersed within the federal grazing lands. A proposed new policy regarding drilling permits being considered by the North Dakota Industrial Commission could significantly restrict drilling and oil and gas development on private lands that are designated as “extraordinary places” by requiring a public comment period. The…

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BISMARCK, North Dakota — More than 34,000 students in dozens of North Dakota schools will lunch on products from their own state Wednesday. The products that will be served to students during the annual Pride of Dakota School Lunch Day have been grown by North Dakota farmers and ranchers and processed by local businesses. Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says this event helps students learn how their food is raised and produced. The menus have been prepared by the Department of Instruction. The lunches will be served at more 130 schools across the state. ... See MoreSee Less

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Doug GoehringPatti Lewis can you send me your address in a private message please and I will get signs up, thank you!2 days ago

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Throwing a challenge out for all Goehring fans to take a selfie with your Goehring sign and post to this page.... Bring it! ... See MoreSee Less

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