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Agriculture Committee

Interim Committee Studies and Assignments

(16 Members)

1009 § 10 Study the structure of the Milk Marketing Board; its statutory duties; the manner in which it prescribes and regulates producer, distributor, and retail prices throughout the state; the manner in which it investigates and resolves concerns regarding the price and availability of milk throughout the state; any policy or regulatory changes the board has implemented in order to address pricing issues and availability of milk in the western portion of the state; and whether the continued regulation of the Grade A dairy industry is best accomplished by the Milk Marketing Board in its current form and operating under its current statutory directives, whether changes are needed to the board or its statutory directives, and whether there are other methods by which the desired results could be effectively and efficiently achieved

1026 § 7 Continues the study of North Dakota Century Code provisions that relate to agriculture for the purpose of recommending changes to laws that are found to be irrelevant, inconsistent, illogically arranged, or unclear in their intent and direction

1154 § 2 Study those provisions of the North Dakota Century Code that relate to professional soil classifiers, including their qualifications and examinations, and the powers and duties of the State Board of Registration for Professional Soil Classifiers, for the purpose of recommending changes to laws that are irrelevant, inconsistent, illogically arranged, or unclear in their intent and direction

Receive report from the Advisory Committee on Sustainable Agriculture on the status of the committee's activities (NDCC § 4-01-23)

Receive report from the State Board of Agricultural Research and Education on its annual evaluation of research activities and expenditures (NDCC § 4-05.1-19(8))

Receive before July 1, 2014, information compiled by representatives of agricultural production groups regarding the effects of 2013 Senate Bill No. 2211 relating to treatment of animals and on the various sectors of the agricultural industry, together with any suggestions for potential statutory changes (2013 Senate Bill No. 2211, § 5)

To view bill drafts considered by the interim committee, please visit the Interim Committee Bill Drafts page.