- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Ballot language has been approved for a referendum that would block a new law that relaxes North Dakota’s Depression-era ban against corporate farming.

Secretary of State Al Jaeger announced Monday that the ballot language was drafted and approved.

The North Dakota Farmers Union is leading the campaign to overturn the Legislature’s decision last year to exempt pork and dairy operations from the state’s anti-corporate farming law.

Supporters say the legislation is intended to revitalize dairy and swine farms after years of decline, and help fuel other agriculture business such as feed and fertilizer.

Jaeger says it is the only statewide measure that will appear on the ballot in the June 14 election.

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