Agriculture groups across the state are gearing up for the 66th North Dakota Legislative Assembly. According to NDFB Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt, some maintenance spending will most likely be on the horizon. “Issue-wise, we’re concerned there will be some interest in folks finding extra money around the state, such as Legacy Funding,” says Hanebutt. “We also know there is interest in doing away with the property tax exemption of a farm residence. Higher education and ag research funding are also on our radar.” Throughout the first few weeks of the assembly, legislators will be busy filing bills. “So there’s a lot of minutia the first few weeks. There’s also a number of new legislators in both bodies, so that will take some adjusting.”
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