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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

2nd MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - January 13, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA 2nd MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-SEVENTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE & RURAL DEVELOPMENT POLICY & FINANCE

MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture & Rural Development Policy & Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15 a.m. on January 13, 2011, in Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FALK, Andrew
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
HOSCH, Larry
KATH, Kory
KIEL, Debra
LEMIEUR, Mike
MCELFATRICK, Carolyn
MORROW, Terry
PERSELL, John
POPPE, Jeanne
SCHOMACKER, Joe
SHIMANSKI, Ron
SWEDZINSKI, Chris
TORKELSON, Paul
VOGEL, Bruce
WARD, John

NO members were excused.

A quorum was present.

Representative Morrow moved to approve the minutes of January 11, 2011. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Commissioner David Fredrickson gave an introduction to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. Quinn Cheney, Legislative Liaison, gave an overview of the regulatory divisions.

Also presenting:
Robin Kinney, MDA
Kurt Markham, MDA
Peter Scheffert, MDA




The meeting was adjourned at 11:16 a.m. .




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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Introduction and statement by Commissioner David Fredrickson
Agriculture agency overview:
Mission
Agency Structure
Broad Budget numbers, including changes since beginning of last biennium
Non-regulatory divisions and program descriptions