Appeals Court Sides with Farm Equipment Makers

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on upheld U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland's decision to prevent the law from taking effect.

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) _ A federal appeals court has affirmed a decision by a North Dakota judge who blocked a state law meant to protect farm equipment dealers. Four major manufacturers of farm implements filed a lawsuit two years ago challenging the law that permits North Dakota implement dealers to sell generic rather than name-brand replacement parts. They say the…