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Noem To Unveil Bill Establishing 'Uniform Process' For Ag Development

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State of South Dakota

Governor Kristi Noem will present a bill that deals with the expansion of what she calls “ag opportunities.”

She plans on announcing details of the legislation at the Black Hills Stock Show on Friday.

Noem says the legislation will create integrity for the process of developing ag projects throughout the state.

“It really does deal with creating a uniform process across the state for developing ag projects,” Noem says. “Making sure there are there are timeframes and integrity and that it’s a transparent process.”

Some county commissioners are concerned the legislation could impact local control and the planning and zoning process.

Last year, the Governor’s Office of Economic Development created a livestock development program, which reverts sales and use tax on a project back to county governments—if it approves projects like a Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation.