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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

THIRTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 22, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTEENTH 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 10:17 a.m. on February 22, 2011, in the Basement Hearing Room of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
A quorum was not present.

Members present:

HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
ANDERSON, Paul, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Bruce
EKEN, Kent
FRANSON, Mary
FRITZ, Patti
HANSEN, Rick
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

Representatives Andrew Falk and Larry Hosch were excused.

At 10:34 a.m., a quorum was present. Representative Torkelson moved that the minutes of February 16, 2011, be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Presenting overviews of their organizations and programs were:
Julie Blackburn, Assistant Director, Minnesota Board of Water of Water and Soil Resources
LeAnn Buck, Executive Director, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Bill Bond, Executive Director, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
Paul Trcka, Precision Agriculture Manager, CHS
Craig Jorgensen, Business Development Specialist, AGCO

Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Bruce Montgomery, Supervisor, Fertilizer Management Unit, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Dr. Adam Birr, Impaired Waters Technical Coordinator, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

The next meeting will be February 23, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:03 p.m.


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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Clean Water pertaining to Agriculture
Presentations by: BSWR, Precision Agriculture - AGCO, Dept. of Ag