There two bills in the North Dakota Legislature seeking changes in the structure of the North Dakota Beef Commission. HB 1436 calls for the beef checkoff board to be elected positions rather than being appointed by the governor. Independent Beef Association of North Dakota President Frank Tomac says all other commodity checkoff groups, like North Dakota Corn Council and the North Dakota Soybean Council, are elected. “Currently, all positions are appointed by the governor, but by switching to elected positions, we could represent all areas of the state.” The bill would create nine districts with the election handled by the NDSU Extension Service.
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