AG Commissioner says Farmers Feel Threatened by Protesters

He says farmers' property has been vandalized and trespassed on

By Alicia Ewen | aewen@kxnet.com

Published 09/29 2016 02:40PM

Updated 09/29 2016 02:40PM

The North Dakota AG Commissioner says dozens of farmers and ranchers are being affecting by the DAPL protests and it's hurting their work. 
Commissioner Doug Goehring says farmers have seen their fences cut, hay stolen, and been run off the road by protesters. 
Goehring says some have also experienced altercations and intimidation. 
He says it's made an already difficult year for farmers even tougher. 
 
"Markets are depressed. Economic conditions on the farm are so bad right now. People are feeling the anxieties and the tensions and the stress and they have all this going on," says Doug Goehring, North Dakota AG Commissioner.
Goehring says custom harvesters have refused to come in and help farmers in the area over fear for their equipment. 

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