Attempted ouster in ag post shows Farm Bureau’s political ambitions
BISMARCK – Eric Aasmundstad stepped down from the helm of the North Dakota Farm Bureau in 2011 with a vow that the organization he led for 12 years would get more political.
By any measure, the conservative-leaning agricultural trade group has followed through. And in a state where agriculture is king, lawmakers and political observers on both sides of the aisle say the Farm Bureau wields tremendous influence, in Bismarck and across the state.
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