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Minnesota Legislature
2015-2016 Regular Session

SEVENTH MEETING - Agriculture Policy

February 04, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 10:18 on February 4th, 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
BLY, David
HAMILTON, Rod
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
MARQUART, Paul
MARIANI, Carlos
NORNES, Bud
RARICK, Jason
SCHULTZ, Jennifer
SCHOMACKER, Joe



Members excused:
ALLEN, Susan
POPPE, Jeanne


Representative Anderson, P. called the meeting to order. A quorum was present at 10:19 a.m.

Rep. Johnson moved to approve the minutes from January, 28th 2015.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

David Ward, Cooperative Network, Presented on Dairy Processing

Dr. Marin Bozic, Department of Applied Economics, University of Minnesota, Presented on the state of the Minnesota dairy sector

Pat Lunemann, Dairy Farmer, Todd County, Responded to questions on alfalfa and other feed inputs

Vice Chair Franson assumed the gavel at 11:24 a.m.

HF216 Anderson, P. Agritourism activities liability immunity provided.

Rep. Anderson, P. moved that HF216 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.

Testifying on HF216:

Thom Petersen, Minnesota Farmers Union.

Bruce and Sharon Johnson, Minnesota Fresh Farms.

Brett Olson, Renewing the Countryside.

Doug Busselman, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

Joel Carlson, Minnesota Association for Justice.

Santo Cruz, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.




Rep. Anderson, P. renewed his motion that HF216 be re-referred to the Committee on Civil Law and Data Practices.
THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:06 p.m.







Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Overview of the Dairy Industry's impact on Minnesota's economy Minnesota Milk Producers Association presentation

Bills Added:
  • HF216 (Anderson) - Agritourism activities liability immunity provided.
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