The North Dakota State Auditor’s Office found the North Dakota Soybean Council inadequately monitored contract expenses which were submitted for reimbursement. The Council provided a grant to the North Dakota Soybean Growers Association and a portion of that money was paid to a legislative educator for time testifying in the Legislature on a bill that dealt with checkoff issues. The Auditor’s Office determined this action is considered as lobbying activity, which can’t be done with checkoff funds.
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