Government

Courts and the Legal System

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

Government Operations

We support a 30 day time frame for governmental responses to any application, permit or filing.

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

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.

Insurance

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, providing insurance alternatives for all agricultural practices including, but not limited to, direct market agriculture.

Health Insurance

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

We oppose mandates on health insurance.

North Dakota Laws

We oppose any red flag gun laws.

When it comes to services that are required by the state, such as the Department of Motor Vehicle and Social Services, the state shall make every effort to ensure that rural areas maintain efficient license and service agencies to meet
those needs.

NDFB supports licensed and registered North Dakota bee keepers and apiaries.

NDFB supports following the ND Department of Agriculture's regulations on the bee and honey industry, especially the proper signage for registered bee yards.

We oppose any changes which reduces allowable items to the cottage food laws in 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 state laws that require legal identification to vote.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

We support the law known as the Territorial Integrity Act.

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

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

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.

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

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.

NDFB supports the end of civil forfeiture in North Dakota.

State Government

We believe state agencies, such as North Dakota Game and Fish, shall not compete with private industry when enacting agency programs.

We believe the North Dakota Legislative Districts should consider geographical area as well as population to more equally represent the rural areas.

NDFB supports a clarification concerning native prairie grass and farm land when the Public Service Commission (PSC) rules on energy facilities, particularly wind development.

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.

The legislative session in North Dakota should be strictly biennial.

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.

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

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

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.

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