North Dakota lawmakers reached an agreement on how to spend the $1.1 billion in federal COVID relief money. There will be several one-time investments for agriculture and rural-North Dakota. North Dakota Farmers Union Government Relations Director Matt Perdue says there’s $317 million for roads and bridges. “$100 million will go to counties and $17 million will go to townships. That’s a big win to address long-standing issues we have with infrastructure.” Agricultural research will receive more than $8 million. North Dakota’s ethanol plants will receive $21 million in loan forgiveness.
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