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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

TWENTY-NINTH MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - February 17, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-NINTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, RURAL ECONOMIES AND VETERANS AFFAIRS FINANCE DIVISION
Chair, Representative Al Juhnke

MINUTES


Representative Juhnke, Chair of Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 10:37 AM, February 17, 2010 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Juhnke, Chair
Hamilton, Vice Chair
Magnus, Lead
Anderson, P.
Brown
Doty
Eken
Falk
Faust
Hosch
Otremba
Shimanksi
Torkelson
Welti

A quorum was present.

Colbey Sullivan, House Research Department, provided a legislative history of farmer-lender mediation.

Discussion and questions followed.

Dicl Senese, University of Minnesota Extension, provided an update of the Farmer Lender-Mediation program.

Mary Nell Preisler, University of Minnesota, gave details of the Farmer Lender-Mediation program.

David Skilbred, Independent Community Bankers of Minnesota, provided an update of the efforts to educate bankers on Farmer-Lender Meditation.

Representative Anderson moved that the minutes of February 16, 2010 be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE MINUTES WERE ADOPTED.

Jim Boerboom, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Peter Sheffert, Rural Finance Authority, provided an overview and history of the Rural Finance Authority.

Discussion and questions followed.
Jim Boerboom, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, gave a report on the summer listening sessions.

Discussion and questions followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:52 AM.




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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair



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Julia Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

University of Minnesota report on Farmer/Lender Mediation data
Department of Agriculture report on the Rural Finance Authority
Department of Agriculture report on summer listening sessions