North Dakota Livestock Alliance Executive Director Amber Boeshans says the state’s dairy industry is slowly shrinking. “There’s currently 38 dairy farms left in North Dakota,” said Boeshans. “The biggest concern is making sure dairy farmers don’t get forced out of the industry because of trucking or other factors.” Boeshans is optimistic that the push from legislative leaders to expand animal agriculture could benefit the state’s dairy industry. “We have the ability to grow dairy in the state. We grow corn like a boss up here, so we need to be feeding that to animals in the state and capturing that value instead of shipping it out.”
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