North Dakota lawmakers will consider a $1 billion infrastructure bill during the upcoming legislative session. “That would be a nice influx of cash to address some of the chronic challenges we’ve had with roads and bridges,” said Matt Perdue, government relations director, North Dakota Farmers Union. “In the east, we’ve seen issues with wet conditions and spring flooding and out west, we still see the oil industry’s impact.” The Legacy Fund takes a portion of the state’s revenue from the oil and gas industry for forward-looking, long-term investments. Perdue says that focus should include value-added agriculture, such as an expansion of cattle slaughter capacity in the state.
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