North Dakota Law (NDCC § 4.1-47-02) requires every person to do all things necessary and proper to control the spread of noxious weeds. The North Dakota Department of Agriculture coordinates the efforts of county and city weed boards and state and federal land managers to implement integrated weed management programs.

Programs for noxious weed control

Landowner Assistance Program (LAP)

The Landowner Assistance Program (LAP) provides weed boards with cost-share assistance for noxious weed control. To be eligible to receive LAP funds, weed boards must levy at least 3 mills for noxious weed control, or budget an amount equal to the revenue that could be raised by a levy of three mills. Historically, a majority of weed boards have used these funds to provide landowners with herbicide cost-share assistance. Eligible county and city weed boards are responsible for developing a LAP cost-share program for their areas.

Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG)

The Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) program targets noxious weed control needs and provides a cost-share opportunity to county and city weed boards to meet those needs. TAG proposals describe a noxious weed problem within the county or city weed board's jurisdiction and proposes a management strategy.

Weed Seed Free Forage (WSFF)

The North Dakota Weed Seed Free Forage Program is a voluntary program in which producers may choose to have forage acreage inspected in order to use or sell forage as certified weed seed free forage or mulch.

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Richard Weisz

Noxious Weeds Specialist