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Leadership takes honest reflection and thinking about the needs of others, Jenny Schlecht writes. With that in mind, do we have the right leaders to get a new farm bill passed by Sept. 30?
Under House Bill 1371, feedlots or dairies could partner with a corporation and no longer fall under the definition of farming and ranching.
The bill would add new strings to the state’s Cloud Modification Project, which uses planes to reduce the threat of hail and increase chances for rain in western North Dakota.
Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants and corn growers but has been met with resistance from landowners.

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The bill would add new strings to the state’s Cloud Modification Project, which uses planes to reduce the threat of hail and increase chances for rain in western North Dakota.
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the new "waters of the United States" rule. But a decision in Sackett v. EPA could still change U.S. water policy.
The North Dakota Industrial Commission had extended the deadline for a third time, to Dec. 15, after previously receiving no bids by an Aug. 15, 2022, deadline and original deadline of May 15, 2022.
Summit says proceedings could start in March; other parties ask for more time. The pipeline route includes North Dakota, southeast South Dakota, and soutwest and western Minnesota.
The legislation would allow the year-round, nationwide sale of ethanol blends higher than 10%.
A first-of-its-kind study highlighted Monday at the North Dakota Capitol showed an $18.8 billion direct output from agriculture, as well as $12 billion secondary output in North Dakota. The industry also supports 43,060 direct jobs and 67,420 secondary jobs.

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North Dakota law forbids corporations from owning agricultural land in the state, a law designed to protect family farms. But modern animal agriculture facilities require significant amounts of capital. While some out-of-state investors are interested in doing business in North Dakota, Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says the law shuts them out.
On Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022, political and business luminaries helped break ground on Grand Farm’s Innovation Facility. The new facility is being developed on 140 acres west of Casselton and will support research and development projects to advance the next generation of precision agriculture, including autonomous technologies.
Iowa-based Summit Carbon Solutions says its $4.5 billion pipeline project will help ethanol plants. The project aims to capture greenhouse gas emissions and pipe the CO2 to western North Dakota for underground storage.

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