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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 www.InForum.com

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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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