Government

Courts and the Legal System

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

NDFB supports capitalism and free enterprise.

Elections

We believe an elected official must pass a test on the state and national constitution before being allowed to take office.

Government Operations

Under the state of emergency declaration, all executive orders by the Governor of North Dakota must be approved by a majority vote of both chambers of the legislature after 20 days and no more than 90 days after the order is executed. The lack of approval of both chambers of the legislature voids the executive order.

We oppose mandatory mask mandates at the local, state and federal levels.

We believe the funding mechanism for county and township infrastructure should be strengthened.

We support the North Dakota Attorney General having a deadline to respond to issues.

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

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.

Insurance

We believe that 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.

We oppose mandates on health insurance.

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

North Dakota Laws

We believe no investigative action can be pursued by the enforcement officers of the North Dakota Department of Agriculture and Department of Health based on anonymous complaints. However, we support the investigation of confidential complaints.

We support the elimination of the corporate farming laws in North Dakota.

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 adverse possession.

We support private development of local and state processing plants and believe it will create income for our producers.

We recommend the passing of a “stand your ground” bill that will allow residents to protect themselves without requiring that they attempt to flee from the assailant or criminal first.

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.

NDFB supports the rule of law being enforced during protests and civil unrest.

NDFB supports the end of civil forfeiture in North Dakota.

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 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.

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

Agriculture Zoning

We believe agriculture zoning should not be held to a higher standard than zoning for industrial or municipal uses.

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

We stand in opposition to any political subdivisions creating an airport authority board to bypass county commission and township authority in creating a new airport that is not in current city limits.

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

We believe that townships should not have the ability to zone for Animal Feeding Operations (AFO).

Direct Marketing

We support producers selling individual cuts of meat so long as it is processed at a custom exempt facility.

We support the right to harvest or slaughter, with out limitation, any commodity and/or livestock for personal consumption or private sale.

We urge our legislators to reduce regulations to allow for as many local products as possible.

We oppose any changes which reduces allowable items to the cottage food laws in North Dakota.

State Government

We support the implementation of districts within North Dakota counties with county commissioners being elected and representing the district they reside in.

We believe any change to North Dakota's constitution should require a 2/3 majority vote approved by the voters in a general election.

We support a requirement that any and all changes to the initiative, referral, recall and repeal process for statutory measures shall require a simple majority vote of the people.

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.

We support the North Dakota Department of Agriculture creating a position of in-house legal counsel.

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

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.

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