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Courts and the Legal System

The judicial branch should be prohibited from considering international law or religious law when deciding cases.

Economic Development

We support legislative action prohibiting the filing of any initiated measure mandating the automatic distribution of any state revenue funds, such as Oil Extraction Tax, without direct action by the North Dakota Legislature.

Government Operations

We support funding for 4-H fees.

We support North Dakota regulating its own oil energy industry.

We support the increased availability of proper training of rural emergency services in agricultural emergencies.

We oppose federal or state mandates to cities, counties, townships or school districts or any local jurisdiction without funding such mandates.

We support a 60-day time frame for governmental responses to any application, permit or filing.


We believe commercial applicators should be required to have at least one million dollars in liability insurance.

We support all North Dakota licensed insurance companies, including Nodak Insurance, in providing insurance alternatives for all agricultural practices including, but not limited to, direct market agriculture.

Health Insurance

We oppose mandates on health insurance.

We encourage increased private competition in the North Dakota health insurance market.

North Dakota Laws

We believe the current speed limits on two and four-lane highways in North Dakota adequately meet the needs of its residents.

We oppose any effort that would support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use in North Dakota. It is illegal under federal law and should not be allowed for usage in North Dakota.

We believe the penalties for driving while under the influence of marijuana should be equal to those for driving under the influence of alcohol.

We support the elimination of the corporate farming laws in North Dakota and urge NDFB to pursue this.

NDFB should not support changes to the North Dakota corporate farming laws that give advantage to or discriminate against any specific commodity or species.

We oppose special restrictions for land owners, such as restricting pesticides and requiring changes in land use, for the production of more bees.

We support the law known as the Territorial Integrity Act.

We believe we should have the ability to refer extraterritorial zoning.

We oppose frivolous complaints against modern farming and ranching practices.

We believe no enforcement action can be pursued by the enforcement officers of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and Department of Health based on anonymous complaints.

Claims submitted to the State Department of Agriculture that are deemed frivolous and are withdrawn should result in the expenses incurred with the claim being paid by the submitting person or group.

We support a "Lemon Law" for agricultural equipment sold in the state of North Dakota.

We support the creation of a law that would protect land used primarily for production agriculture to retain its agricultural designation even when annexed by a city or municipality. Special assessments should be deferred until the land is developed.

We support a farm-friendly driver's license program with a minimum age at 14.5

We support the current Class D driver's license law for transporting farm to market.

We believe zoning authority should be controlled at the township level when the townships choose to do so.

We shall work with townships and counties to develop farmer-friendly, responsible zoning ordinances for animal agriculture and oppose extra-territorial zoning.

We support increased penalties from malicious criminal behavior relating to the destruction of personal and public property including crops and livestock.

We oppose Agenda 21 and any sustainable development programs with an agenda to change social justice to equal, to replace free enterprise with public/private partnerships, and puts nature above man, which would include agriculture, to control all activity in our communities, state and nation.

We support state laws that require legal identification to vote.

North Dakota government entities should not have eminent domain authority outside their geographical boundaries.

NDFB believes measures should be taken to properly assess and maintain the value of any agriculture property in question during animal seizure proceedings.

NDFB supports the rule of law being enforced during protests and civil unrest.---ID#: 2258/18 NDFB supports the end of civil forfeiture in North Dakota.

State Government

We support the inclusion of traditionally raised meat and dairy products in state run meal programs.

We believe the North Dakota Game and Fish Department should only present pertinent, timely peer reviewed sound science research to support their claims.

We support improving the 911 system for all residents.

We oppose using non-governmental organizations or groups such as Ducks Unlimited, Pheasants Forever, or others to provide technical support for implementation of farm bill programs.

Any rule enacted through the administrative rules and/or means process must remain within the intent of the underlying law.

We support a requirement that any and all changes to the initiative, referral, recall and repeal process shall originate via petition of the people rather than the legislature.

We strongly feel that our North Dakota democratic process shall not be impeded and that our ballot initiative process should not become more restrictive.

NDFB does not support state agencies conceiving, authoring or fostering legislation.

The legislative session in North Dakota should be strictly biennial.  

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