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Agriculture and Rural Development

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2005-2006 Regular Session - March 16, 2005

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

AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES


Representative Greg Davids, Chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee, called the sixteenth meeting to order at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 16, 2005, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Clerk noted the roll.

Members present:

DAVIDS, Greg, Chair KOENEN, Lyle
MAGNUS, Doug
FINSTAD, Brad MOE, Frank
HAMILTON, Rod
HEIDGERKEN, Bud PENAS, Maxine
JOHNSON, Ruth URDAHL, Dean
JUHNKE, Al WELTI, Andy

Members excused: BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

HF1050 (Davids) Second Harvest food banks grant provided for purchase of milk, and money appropriated

Testifying on HF1050:
R. Jane Brown, Executive Director, Second Harvest Heartland, St. Paul
Carla Johnson, Executive Director, Channel One Food Bank, Rochester, MN

A quorum was present at 2:37 p.m.

Rep. Welti moved approval of the minutes: Tuesday, March 15, 2005. The motion prevailed.

Chair Davids moved HF1050.

Chair Davids renewed his motion that HF1050 be recommended to pass and be referred to the Committee on Agriculture/Environment and Natural Resources Finance. The motion prevailed.

HF1246 (Ellison) Chloro-s-triazine herbicide sale or use prohibited after a specified date

HF1248 (Ellison) Atrazine use restricted

HF1224 (Wagenius) Chloro-s-triazine herbicide use restricted

Rep. Wagenius and Rep. Ellison presented the bills.

Testifying on HF1246, HF1248 and HF1224:
Janette Brimmer, Legal Director and Pesticide Project Manager, MN Center for Environmental Advocacy
Dr. David Wallinga, M.D., Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
Gloria Contreras, Centro Campesino, Farm Worker Center
Jim Riddle, Winona, MN

Doug Peterson, President, MN Farmers Union
Al Christopherson, President, MN Farm Bureau
Warren Formo, Program Manager, MN Corn Growers Association


Jere White, Executive Director, Kansas Corn Growers, Chairman of the Triazine Network
Kevin Doyle, President, MN Crop Production Retailers
Dr. Timothy Pastoor, Head of Human Safety, Syngenta
Dan Stoddard, Assistant Director, Agronomy & Plant Protection, MN Department of Agriculture

Rep. Johnson moved HF1246.

Rep. Hamilton requested a roll call vote.

AYES NAYS
DAVIDS, Greg, Chair
FINSTAD, Brad
HAMILTON, Rod
HEIDGERKEN, Bud
JOHNSON, Ruth
JUHNKE, Al
KOENEN, Lyle
MAGNUS, Doug
MOE, Frank
PENAS, Maxine
URDAHL, Dean
WELTI, Andy

Those absent: BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

There being 0 Ayes and 12 Nays. The motion did not prevail

Rep. Johnson moved HF1248.

Rep. Hamilton requested a roll call vote.

AYES NAYS
DAVIDS, Greg, Chair
FINSTAD, Brad
HAMILTON, Rod
HEIDGERKEN, Bud
JOHNSON, Ruth
JUHNKE, Al
KOENEN, Lyle
MAGNUS, Doug
MOE, Frank
PENAS, Maxine
URDAHL, Dean
WELTI, Andy

Those absent: BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

There being 0 Ayes and 12 Nays. The motion did not prevail

Rep. Johnson moved that HF1224 be laid on the table.

Rep. Hamilton requested a roll call vote.


AYES NAYS
JOHNSON, Ruth DAVIDS, Greg, Chair
MOE, Frank FINSTAD, Brad
HAMILTON, Rod
HEIDGERKEN, Bud
JUHNKE, Al
KOENEN, Lyle
MAGNUS, Doug
PENAS, Maxine
URDAHL, Dean
WELTI, Andy

Those absent: BLAINE, Greg, Vice Chair
OTREMBA, Mary Ellen

There being 2 Ayes and 10 Nays. The motion did not prevail

No further action was taken.


The meeting was adjourned at 4:21 p.m.


Rep. Greg Davids, Chair


Denise Berger
Committee Legislative Assistant