North Dakota Ag Commissioner says investors eyeing state to leverage new corporate farming law

(Fargo, ND) -- North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring says he's aware of investors looking to capitalize on the state's new law which allows corporate farming. 

"They are already visiting with people in the community about setting up an agreement or relationship where they can buy feed from them and they can start to contract for the manure acres they need. They've already talked with the DEQ (Department of Environmental Quality) to talk about what regulations they need to meet," said Goehring. 

The new law allows people to establish corporations in animal agriculture in the state. 

Each corporation is limited to 160 acres and someone who lives and works in North Dakota must maintain majority ownership. 

Goehring appeared on The Flag's "What's on Your Mind".