A variety of agriculture-related issues are expected to come up for debate in the upcoming North Dakota legislative session. Former State Senator Phil Murphy, who is the legislative liaison for the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association, sees interest in expanding animal agriculture.”We lag behind other states and believe there are plenty of opportunities given our open spaces and the large amounts of feed that’ll be coming from crush plants now.” NDSGA is working with regional economic development centers and local governments to smooth out the permitting process. There is also a lot of discussion about income tax and property tax relief. The North Dakota legislative session will begin on January 3.
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