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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

FOURTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 23, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 10:19 a.m. on February 23, 2011, in the 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
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

Representative Rick Hansen was excused.

A quorum was present. Representative Ward moved that the minutes of February 22, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Budget Reviews:
Testifying for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture were:
Dave Fredrickson, Commissioner
Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director
Steve Ernest, Director, Finance and Budget Division
Greg Buzicky, Director, Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division
Jim Boerboom, Deputy Commissioner
Dr. Heidi Kassenborg, Director, Dairy and Food Inspection Division
Geir Friisoe, Director, Plant Protection Division

Vice -Chair Paul Anderson assumed the gavel at 11:20 a.m. Chair Hamilton assumed the gavel at 11:25 a.m.

The next meeting will be February 24, 2011.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:55 a.m.


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REP. ROD HAMILTON, CHAIR



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Linda Westrom
Committee Legislative Assistant
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Budget review: Department of Agriculture