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Agriculture and Rural Development Policy and Finance

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2011-2012 Regular Session - February 24, 2011

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 10:21 a.m. on February 24, 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
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.

At 10:28 a.m. a quorum was present. Representative Fritz moved that the minutes of February 23, 2011 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

The next meeting will be March 1, 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 reviews:Dept of Agriculture continues, Board of Animal Health