STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION
AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION
Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:46 AM on January 15th, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
A quorum was present.
Members and staff introduced themselves.
Stakeholders and members of the public were invited to introduce themselves.
• Bruce Miller, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Thom Petersen, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Jamie Pfuhl, Minnesota Growers Association
• Laura Lemke, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
• Bob Zelenka, Minnesota Grain and Feed Association
• Lorna Schmidt, American Heart Association
• Mike Karbo, Minnesota Growers Association
• Jake Hamlin, CHS, Inc.
• David Preisler, Minnesota Pork Producers Association
• Trevor Ames, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota
• Brian Martinson, Southern Minnesota Beet Sugar Cooperative
• John Apitz, Minnesota Regional Railroad Association
• Paula Sunde, US Senator Tina Smith
• Christine Coughlin, Humane Society of the United States
• Josie Lonetti, Minnesota Farm Bureau
• Don Arnosti, Izaak Walton League
• Daryn McBeth, Gray Plant Mooty
• Chris Cowen, Pesticide Action Network
• Andrea Vaubel, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Craig Johnson, League of Minnesota Cities
• Bernie Hesse, United Food and Commercial Workers 1189
• Ben Penner, Gustavus Adolphus College
• Dan Skogen, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute
• Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
• Valerie Jerich, Minnesota Corn Growers
• A.J. Duerr, Various Ag Groups
• Sarah Dornink, Minnesota Agricultural Leadership Council
• Kari Schwab, Minnesota Agricultural Leadership Council
Ken Savary, House Fiscal Analyst, presented an overview of the budget and agriculture accounts.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:06 AM.
Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair
Committee Legislative Assistant