The budget for the North Dakota Department of Agriculture has been decided by the North Dakota Legislature. In the new biennium budget, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says funding remains even. “We didn’t gain much, we didn’t lose much. What did happen was the transfer of the Agricultural Products Utilization Council from the Commerce to the Agriculture Department. That had a $5 million impact,” says Goehring. Starting August 1, the Department of Agriculture will oversee the state grain inspection program. Nationwide, 34 out of the 38 states that regulate grain inspection house this responsibility under their agriculture department. “That now makes 35 states with the addition of North Dakota.” There was also an expansion of the Federal Environmental Law Impact Review Committee, which now has responsibilities under mitigation. Hear more from Goehring.