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Doug Goehring
Doug Goehring.jpg
North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture
In office
April 2009 - Present
Term ends
Years in position 6
PredecessorRoger Johnson (D)
Base salary$90,122
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$507,785
AppointedApril 2009
Term limitsNone
Office website
Doug Goehring is the North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture. Goehring, a Republican, was appointed to the position in April 2009 and won a full term in November 2010.


Goehring is a third generation farmer. He and his son, Dustin, operate a 2,000-acre, no-till farm near Menoken in south cenrtal North Dakota. On their farm, the pair raise corn, soybeans, spring wheat, winter wheat, sunflowers and canola. Before assuming office, Goehring was president and chairman of the board of Nodak Mutual Insurance Company and a director of American Agricultural Insurance Company. He has served as vice president of the North Dakota Farm Bureau and is a member of several statewide and national farm associations. He is also the former director of both the United Soybean Board and the North Dakota Soybean Council, former secretary/treasurer of the North Dakota Grain Growers Association and a member of the USDA's Area 4 Research Farm Steering Committee. Goehring also served previously as president of the Menoken School Board and chairman of the Bismarck Mandan Chamber Agriculture Committee.[1]


  • Attended Bismarck State College
  • Licensed medical laboratory technician

Political career

North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture (2009-Present)

Goehring, a Republican, was appointed as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture in April 2009 and won a full term in November 2010.



See also: North Dakota down ballot state executive elections, 2014

Goehring is eligible to run for re-election as North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture in 2014. He has not yet made his intentions in the race known.


Goehring won election to a full term in the November 2, 2010 election, defeating Democratic candidate Merle Boucher.[2]

North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDoug Goehring Incumbent 68% 157,867
     Democratic Merle Boucher 31.9% 74,143
Total Votes 232,226

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Goehring is available dating back to 2004. Based on available campaign finance records, Goehring raised a total of $507,785 during that time period. This information was last updated on May 20, 2013.[3]

Doug Goehring's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 ND Agriculture Commissioner Not up for election $3,098
2010 ND Agriculture Commissioner Won $198,296
2006 ND Agriculture Commissioner Defeated $184,377
2004 ND Agriculture Commissioner Defeated $122,014
Grand Total Raised $507,785


Ballotpedia collects information on campaign donors for each year in which a candidate or incumbent is running for election. The following table offers a breakdown of Doug Goehring's donors each year.[4] Click [show] for more information.


Goehring has three children and four grandchildren. He attends Evangel Assembly of God in Bismarck.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Roger Johnson (D)
North Dakota Commissioner of Agriculture
April 2009–present
Succeeded by