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North Dakota Farmers Union Elects New President

North Dakota Farmers Union Elects New President

 

North Dakota Farmers Union members have elected a new President replacing Elwood Woody Barth. Mark Watne who worked in the past in the state office as staff executive director and also served as the group’s agricultural strategist and development specialist for 15 years is the new President. He says special orders of business passed at their convention include calling for passing of a farm bill and several state issues.

Watne says with funding coming in from the Bakken oil field development, much of that needs to go to local governments for road upkeep. He says in addition farmers and ranchers need to be protected from possible environmental problems that could crop up due to all the oil and gas drilling going on.

He says his group is also pushing to make sure federal lawmakers keep country of origin labeling intact and get it properly implemented.

Watne says one of his main goals is to make sure North Dakota Farmers Union is proactive on issues affecting the state’s producers

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