The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has the responsibility of ensuring the quality and safety of all commercial feeds that are manufactured, sold, or distributed in the state. The objective is to protect the health and safety of livestock, maintain the integrity of animal source products intended for human consumption, and protect the consumers’ interests in the quality of products offered for sale.

State law requires that all commercial feeds be registered by the manufacturer or the person whose name appears on the label prior to being distributed or offered for sale.  Feed Manufacturers and feed retailers must also be licensed to perform in those capacities. Information on licenses and registration can be found below.

The North Dakota Department of Agriculture has contracted with Kelly Registration Systems (KRS) to streamline our registration and licensing processes and to provide a more efficient electronic document management platform. Companies or individuals can submit applications and supporting documents online through a platform called KSAMS at This includes renewals, initial applications, and tonnage reports for feed products. Registrants and licensees can also use KSAMS to submit revised supporting documents and labels. Persons are strongly encouraged to use the KSAMS registration option. KRS assigns usernames and passwords to access the system. You may request a username and password by contacting KRS at 1-800-803-5777 or via email at

Please note that the Department no longer accepts hard-copy labeling. The preferred method is for registrants to submit electronic documents through the KRS system. If that is not an option, registrants can submit electronic documents to the Department in portable document format (PDF) on a compact disc.

Click here to submit a feed complaint.

Feed Program Contacts

Jamie Good

Feed Specialist

Angela Rittmiller

Feed Administrative Officer