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PRAIRIE VOICES: About Doug Goehring

Doug Goehring, North Dakota agriculture commissioner Goehring has been North Dakota agriculture commissioner since April 6, when he was appointed to the post by Gov. John Hoeven. A Republican, Goehring replaced Roger Johnson, whom he'd challenged...

Doug Goehring,

North Dakota agriculture commissioner

Goehring has been North Dakota agriculture commissioner since April 6, when he was appointed to the post by Gov. John Hoeven.

A Republican, Goehring replaced Roger Johnson, whom he'd challenged unsuccessfully in 2004 and 2006. Johnson left the post after 12 years to become president of the National Farmers Union.

Goehring (pronounced GO-ring) is an active farmer. He has run a 1,850-acre farm near Menoken, N.D., since 1990.

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He is a former president and chairman of the board of Nodak Mutual Insurance Co. He also served as vice president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau.

He is a director of the United Soybean Board, an alternate director of the U.S. Soybean Export Council and is president of the Menoken School Board. He and his wife, Kim, have three sons.

Goehring spoke to Agweek staff writer Mikkel Pates.

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