Alliance aims to advance North Dakota livestock industry
August 13, 2017
Bismarck, N.D. (AP) — Six commodity and farm groups in North Dakota have formed an alliance aimed at moving the state's livestock industry forward, but some people wonder about its potential impact on family farms.
Organizers of the North Dakota Livestock Alliance say the nonprofit organization is nonpartisan and will promote the development of the livestock industry in North Dakota, which is dominated by crop farming. While the state ranks first or second in the production of more than a dozen commodities, it barely makes the Top 10 in beef cows and isn't on the chart when it comes to ho...