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SEVENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 9:45 AM on February 5th, 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
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

KIEL, Debra
MILLER, Tim
VANG, Samantha

A quorum was present at 9:51 AM.

Panel on the demographics and factors contributing to food access challenges and food insecurity in Minnesota.

Public testimony provided by:
• Dr. Ela Rausch, Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
• Vayong Moua, Director of Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield
• Dr. Bev Durgan, Dean, UM-Extension
• Dr. Kathy Draeger, Statewide Director, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, UM - Extension

Ashley Bress, Ag. Marketing and Development Division, MN Dept. of Agriculture, provided the Good Food Access report.

Chair Poppe moved H.F. 436 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Lorna Schmidt, American Heart Association
• Corey Christianson, owner of KC’s Market in Badger
• Ben Devore, farmer from Cimarron Farm, Lake Elmo
• Lori Thorp, Executive Director, The Food Group which operates “Fare for All”
• Lars Kuehnow, Neighborhood Program Officers with Duluth LISC

Chair Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 436 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on January 31, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:15 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

Day 1 of Food Week: Framing the Issue of Food Insecurity I. Healthy Food Access Study: Demographics and factors contributing to food access challenges and food insecurity - Ela Rausch, Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis II. Health and economic impacts of food access challenges and food insecurity - Vayong Moua, Director of Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield III. Rural Grocery Survey - Dr. Bev Durgan, Dean, UM-Extension & Kathy Draeger, Statewide Director, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, UM - Extension IV. Good Food Access Update - MN Dept. of Agriculture IV. HF 436 (Poppe) Good Food Access Funding - Lorna Schmidt, American Heart Association - Corey Christianson, owner of KC’s Market in Badger - Ben Devore, farmer from Cimarron Farm, Lake Elmo - Lori Throp, Executive Director, The Food Group which operates “Fare for All” -Lars Kuehnow, Neighborhood Program Officers with Duluth LISC

Bills Added:
  • HF436 (Poppe) - Good food access account from general fund money transferred.
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Day 1 of Food Week: Framing the Issue of Food Insecurity:. 03:26 - Healthy Food Access study: demographics and factors contributing to food access challenges and food insecurity. - Ela Rausch, Project Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. 14:19 - Health and economic impacts of food access challenges and food insecurity. - Vayong Moua, Director of Health Equity Advocacy, Blue Cross Blue Shield. 27:48 - Minnesota Rural Grocery Survey. - Doctor Bev Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota-Extension & Kathy Draeger, Statewide Director, Regional Sustainable Development Partnerships, University of Minnesota-Extension. 57:20 - Good Food Access update. - Department of Agriculture. 1:05:44 - HF436 (Poppe) Good food access account from general fund money transferred. - Lorna Schmidt, American Heart Association. - Corey Christianson, owner of KC’s Market in Badger. - Ben Devore, farmer from Cimarron Farm, Lake Elmo. - Lori Throp, Executive Director, The Food Group which operates “Fare for All”. - Lars Kuehnow, Neighborhood Program Officers with Duluth Local Initiatives Support Corporation. Runs 1 hour, 21 minutes.