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South Dakota

The vote to defer the bill to the Legislature's nonexistent 41st day came after no action was taken on a do-pass recommendation.
Before casting his vote in favor of banning home-grow, Rep. Spencer Gosch said he doesn’t disagree with the will of the people, but noted voters elect lawmakers to fix laws before implementing them.
Regenerative practices include planting cover crops, growing a more diverse mix of crops, grazing livestock on harvested fields and reducing pesticide use.
Senate Democrats were joined by five Republicans in their attempt to vote the bill down.

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