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NDGGA: farmers’ staunch defender

By Staff | Oct 3, 2014

Dear Editor,

The North Dakota Grain Growers Association is a staunch defender of the rights of farmers in North

Dakota-a defender of their rights to farm the land they own and to steward that land so it will continue to be productive for future generations.

The NDGGA represents its constituents as a voice to provide leadership and education, both

internally and externally, and to promote the economic benefits of its wheat and barley throughout

the state.

To that point, the NDGGA strongly disapproves of the United States Government, through the

National Resources Conservation Service, using Ducks Unlimited personnel as foot soldiers for its

work due to their bias toward their own agenda, oftentimes at the hands of the North Dakota farmers that helped build this great state into the economic powerhouse it is today.

The NDGGA feels that the people of North Dakota deserve unbiased people working for the federal

government, workers that will represent everyone’s interest and not just the political ones of the

people that deposit their paycheck, especially at the expense of the local agricultural community.

While the NDGGA opposes the hiring of Ducks Unlimited employees by the federal government at

any time, it’s even more relevant in the fall of 2014 with Measure 5 on the November ballot and the

potential of $300 million being made available to out-of-state conservation groups for use against

the best interests of the agricultural community of North Dakota.

“Farmers just want to be represented at the table,” said Portland, North Dakota, famed Brad Thykeson. “The current set-up is stacked against the North Dakota farmer, oftentimes leaving out-of-state interests with more input into how farm lands are used than the people that own the land.”

For more information contact Dan Wogsland at danw@ndgga.com or call 282-9361.

Dan Wogsland,

NDGGA executive director

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