Natural & Environmental Resources
We support the continued labeling and development of pesticides and traits such as XTend, Glyphosate, Enlist, and other agricultural advancements.
We support the informative education of the public as to the benefits and safety of the application and use of pesticides and fertilizers.
We believe all new conservation and preservation easements should be in effect only as long as the signer of the easement owns the land. NDFB stands opposed to perpetual easements
North Dakota Game and Fish Department may not enter into any agreement with landowners that extends more than 5 years without approval from North Dakota Legislature. Any agreement with landowner is void if property affected is sold or transferred to another party
We support the issuing of private easements across state and federally owned lands in North Dakota. We support the multi-use management of state and federally owned lands by grazing and haying.
Wildlife and conservation easements should not be perpetual, but should be returned to the landowner when the land is sold and title is transferred.
The size of the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality shall not expand by more than 2 percent per biennium.
We oppose the spread of misinformation in regard to livestock being the main source of greenhouse gases.
We object to the Environmental Protection Agency's involvement in agriculture and support defunding it.
Pollution regulations, which mandate changes in farming practices, should be based on scientific research that proves a given farming practice, in a particular geography, is in fact causing the pollution and is not caused by other sources and
that the proposed regulations will actually reduce pollution
We believe the North Dakota Department of Environmental Quality should be required to answer permitting requests within 60 days.
We oppose the federal regulation of greenhouse gas emissions from our power plants and other sources.
Hunting and Trapping
NDFB supports a method whereby extortion mitigation money would go to the landowners affected and not the wildlife groups.
We oppose any tax revenue and any mitigation money from wind, coal, oil, and gas development as well as impacted cities, counties, school districts and other taxing districts going to non-governmental conservation groups.
We oppose the federal "wild and scenic" designation for any rivvers and their tributaries in North Dakota and oppose wilderness land designation in the state.
We oppose government state and federal agencies actively bidding and participating in land purchases for the purpose of conservation parks, recreation and green space.
We believe that when land is floode by navigable lakes, and when the water recedes, the ownership should be returned to the people based on the property lines at the time of flooding.
We oppose the use of state and federal monies to impede any agricultural practices.
We oppose using state conservation funds to purchase land.
NRCS should continually update soil profile mapping.
If CRP is released for emergency haying, the Farm Service Agency should be the lead agency and work primarily with agricultural organizations in determining starting dates and rules for haying CRP.
We support compensation to property owners flooded by state water.
Heritage Fund monies should be used to annually compensate, at fair market cash rent values, those who lose productive use of their land to waters of the state.
We support the agricultural use of drain tile both as a conservation tool and as a flood mitigation tool.
We support the agricultural use of drain tile both as a conservation tool and as a flood mitigation tool. We oppose regulatory policy of damming or blocking drain tile without just compensation.
We support landowners/operators ability to run drain tile through Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) unless specified in contract.
We encourage state, counties, and townships to help and not hinder field tiling, since it helps reduce erosion and runoff water, thus improving the overall quality of watersheds.
We oppose any attempt to diminish agriculture and livestock's priority ranking for the waters of the state under the jurisdiction of the State Water Commission.
North Dakota State Water Commission shall work closely with local government to ease regulations in regard to water usage for road construction.
We oppose funding for any diversion proposal that includes a dam and reservoir on the Red River south of Fargo.
We believe waterhemp should be placed on the state noxious weed list.
We support the compliance of noxious weed control by all entities that manage or own property and support giving weed boards the authority to control noxious weeds. Any fines collected should go to the weed board for further monitoring and control as provided by state statute.
We believe the North Dakota Highway Department shall do timely spraying of noxious weeds along highway right of ways in the spring.
We support the concept of local control of noxious weeds through county weed boards, city and township officials and recommend noxious weed laws to be enforced and support stiffer penalties for those who make no effort to control noxious weeds in a timely manner on land they own or control, including but not limited to parks, railroads, city, state and federal lands, all roadways and wildlife regfuges. If local official are unable or unwilling to enforce said laws, the North Dakota Ag Commissioner shall be charged to enforce said laws.
We encourage the state of North Dakota, through the office of the Ag Commissioner and NDSU Extension to raise awareness and education of noxious weeds on all lands including state, federal and tribal lands.
We believe Palmer amaranth should be placed on the noxious weed list.
We believe that government agencies should control noxious weeds on land under their control.
We propose that all farmable land be exempt from wetlands designation and be eligible for drainage.
We support legislation stating wetlands less than 1 acre cannot be classified as permanent and are not subject to any form of government regulation.
We oppose legislation to restrict farming and ranching in favor of threatened and/or endangered species.