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Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division

27th MEETING

2009-2010 Regular Session - January 13, 2010

STATE OF MINNESOTA 27th MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SIXTH SESSION

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

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Representative Juhnke, Chair of Committee on Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, called the meeting to order at 10:10 AM on Wednesday, January 13, 2010 in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
JUHNKE, Chair
MAGNUS, Lead
ANDERSON, P.
DOTY
EKEN
FALK
FAUST
SHIMANSKI
TORKELSON
WELTI

Members excused:
BROWN
HAMILTON, Vice, Chair
HOSCH
OTREMBA

A quorum was present

Chair Juhnke requested introductions of new committee staff.

Michael Pugliese, Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs, gave a presentation regarding the Department’s budget and the impact budget cuts would have.

Discussion and questions followed.

Gene Hugoson and Steve Ernest, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, gave a presentation regarding the Department’s budget and the impact budget cuts would have.

Discussion and questions followed.

Dr. Bill Hartmann, Board of Animal Health, provided an overview of their Bovine TB program and gave a presentation regarding the Board’s budget and the potential impact of the budget cuts.

Discussion and questions followed.

Teresa Spaeth, AURI, provided an overview of the budget and discussed the potential impact of budget cuts.

Andrea Kajer and Bob Quist, Minnesota Historical Society, gave a presentation on the historic Kelly Farm preservation and their need for funding for remodeling though bonding.

Discussion and questions followed.

Thom Peterson, MN Farmers Union, presented their legislative initiatives for the upcoming session

Discussion and questions followed.

Bruce Kleven and Jerry Schoenfeld, Commodity Groups, presented their legislative initiatives for the session.

Discussion and questions followed.

Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association, presented their legislative initiatives for the session.

Discussion and questions followed.

Greg Schwarz, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, presented their legislative initiatives for the session.

Discussion and questions followed.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:39 PM.




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Representative Al Juhnke, Chair



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Julia Miller, Committee Legislative Assistant
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10:00 - Gavel and introductory remarks.
19:20 - Supplemental budget discussions with state departments.
1:31:05 - Historic Kelly Farm presentation.
1:46:05 - Legislative initiative updates.
Runs 2 hours, 29 minutes.


Supplemental budget discussions.
Legislative initiative updates from agriculture groups.