There were many bills passed during the North Dakota legislative session that have an impact on agriculture. According to NDFB Public Policy Liaison Emmery Mehlhoff, a bill relating to semi-trailer licensing was just one, among several. “There also updates to anhydrous ammonia transportation, freeze branding regulations and improvement to family farm loans with the Bank of North Dakota.” Director of Public Policy Pete Hanebutt says some victories for NDFB include changes to the corporate farming law and passage of a livestock zoning bill. “It basically spells out what townships and counties can and cannot regulate when it comes to large animal feeding operations.” Hanebutt goes on to say there was disappointment with a private property rights bill. The legislation would have considered all land posted. “We hope to bring that back next session and address the ability for landowners to have true private property rights.” Hear more of the conversation.