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N.D. enshrines rights for farmers

Amendment to constitution draws attention

BISMARCK, N.D. — Voters in heavily agriculture-dependent North Dakota became the first to enshrine the right to farm in their state constitution, a move that some say could have far-reaching effects on genetic modification, land use, and the way animals are raised.

The amendment approved Tuesday guarantees the right of farmers to engage in ‘‘modern’’ agriculture and bars any law limiting their right ‘‘to employ agricultural technology, modern livestock production, and ranching practices.’’

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