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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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Kyle Potter
Kyle Potter is an enterprise reporter at the Forum. He came to Fargo-Moorhead in May 2013 after stints at the Associated Press, the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily. 
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