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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SIXTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

January 28, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE

MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 on January 28st, 2015, in Hearing Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
FRANSON, Mary, VC
ANDERSON, Mark
BACKER, Jeff
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARQUART, Paul
NORNES, Bud
POPPE, Jeanne
RARICK, Jason
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCHOMACKER, Joe



Members excused:
BLY, David
MARIANI, Carlos

A quorum was present at 10:19 a.m.

Representative M. Anderson moved to approve the minutes from the January 21st, 2015 meeting and the joint hearing minutes from the January 20th, 2015 and January 22nd meeting. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Colbey Sullivan, House Research Analyst, presented an overview of recurring agriculture policy topics, and recent history.

Santo Cruz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, presented and responded to questions, regarding food safety.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:01.


Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Overview of recurring agriculture policy issues and recent history: Colbey Sullivan, House Research Potential topics to be covered include Farmer-Lender Mediation Act, the Corporate Farm Law, food safety, biofuels, industrial hemp, pet breeders, and feedlots. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has invited members and committee staff to tour its labs immediately after the committee adjourns, approximately 11:30. Members and committee staff who are unable to attend this tour will have another opportunity on Thursday, January 29, 2015 between 10:15 and noon.

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