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Agriculture and Rural Development

TWELFTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 01, 2005

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-FOURTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Greg Blaine, Vice Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the eleventh meeting to order at 2:34 p.m. on Tuesday, March 01, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

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

Members excused: DAVIDS, Greg, Chair

Overview of Soybean Rust was provided by:
Geir Friisoe, Plant Protection Section Manager, MN Department of Agriculture

A quorum was present at 2:38 p.m.

Rep. Finstad moved approval of the minutes: Wednesday, February 23, 2005. The motion prevailed.

Continued testimony on Soybean Rust:
Michael Schmitt, Associate Dean, College of Agriculture, Food, and Environmental Sciences, University of Minnesota
Lisa Behnken, Regional Crops Extension Service, Rochester, University of MN
Robin Hanks, MN Soybean Research and Promotion Council
Larry Muff, MN Soybean Growers Association

Overview of Beginning Dairy Producer Payment Study was provided by:
- David Weinand, Dairy Consultant, MN Department of Agriculture

The meeting was adjourned at 4:13 p.m.


Rep. Greg Blaine, Vice Chair


Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant