North Dakota enshrines constitutional right to farming and ranching…

North Dakota gets constitutional ‘right to modern farming and ranching’

Bill: Right to Farm Initiative (Initiated Constitutional Measure No. 3) (PDF)

A citizen-initiated constitutional amendment passed into law by voters on November 6, 2012, the North Dakota Farming and Ranching Amendment states: “The right of farmers and ranchers to engage in modern farming and ranching practices shall be forever guaranteed in this state. No law shall be enacted which abridges the right of farmers and ranchers to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices.” If passed into law, the constitutional amendment would preserve modern agricultural methods and technologies and prevent harmful anti-farming restrictions pushed by special interest groups such as The Humane Society or People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Also: “North Dakota Farming and Ranching Amendment (2012)”

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