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FIRST MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIRST MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

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.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

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




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant


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Agenda:

I. Introduction of members, staff and stakeholders II. Overview of agriculture budget and accounts by House staff Note: Food and agriculture stakeholders and interested parties will be given an opportunity to introduce themselves and who they represent/area of interest. Depending on the number of people, please keep comments brief.

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