STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION
AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Greg Davids, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the fourth meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, January 26, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.
The Clerk noted the roll.
DAVIDS, Greg, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair MAGNUS, Doug
FINSTAD, Brad MOE, Frank
HAMILTON, Rod OTREMBA, Mary Ellen
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy
Chair Davids welcomed the audience and provided a brief overview of the agenda for today.
A quorum was present at 2:34 p.m.
Rep. Hamilton moved approval of the minutes: Wednesday, January 26, 2005. The motion prevailed.
Overview of the Producer Associations’ Legislative Priorities was provided by:
Al Christopherson, President, MN Farm Bureau
Paul Sobocinski, Land Stewardship Project
Bonnie Haugen, Farmer, Canton, MN
Thor Haugen, Farmer/Student, Canton, MN
Mary Jo Forbord, Executive Director, Sustainable Farming Association
Bob Arndt, President, National Farmers Organization
Bruce Kleven, MN Wheat and Barley Growers
Sugar Beet Growers
Glen Graff, Farmer, Sanborn, MN, MN Cattleman Association
Rep. Johnson introduced a group of students from Gustavus Adolphus College studying public policy.
Bill Bond, Executive Director, MN Crop Production Retailers
Kay King, Executive Director, MN Thoroughbred Association
The meeting was adjourned at 4:07 p.m.
Rep. Greg Davids, CHAIR
Committee Legislative Assistant