North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum signed House Bill 1371, which modernizes state law to support animal agriculture. Burgum said the decline of animal agriculture in North Dakota is hurting the economy. “Ninety years ago, we had almost a million dairy cows in the state and now we’re down to 12,000. We’ve fallen far behind in animal agriculture and the reduction in red tape was badly needed.” The growth of the soybean crush will increase the availability of soybean meal and other byproducts. “We’ve got the land, we’ve got the water, we’ve got the feed, we’ve got the work ethic. The only thing missing was we had restrictive laws.”
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