Overweg wants more details on proposed merger of Natural Resources and Ag Department

PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) — South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem has proposed merging the Department of Environment and Natural Resources into
the state Ag Department and would call it the Department of Ag & Natural Resources.

The incoming Chairman of the House Ag & Natural Resources Committee, Representative Marty Overweg of New Holland, says he wants more details

Overweg says the two departments deal with different issues

Overweg says he is working on some legislative issues and possible bills

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