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NINTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA NINTH 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 12th, 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
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

KIEL, Debra

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on February 5, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meetings on February 7, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture budget and program overview.
• Thom Petersen, Commissioner
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner
• Josh Stamper, Pesticides & Fertilizer Management Division Director
• Susan Spokes, Assistant Commissioner

Rep. Anderson moved that H.F. 47 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Public testimony provided by:
• Grant Anderson, Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Council Board Chair
• Bill Bond, Executive Director, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers
• Josh Stamper, Pesticides & Fertilizer Management Division Director

Rep. Anderson renewed his motion to refer H.F. 47 to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Anderson moved that H.F. 270 be placed on the General Register.

Public testimony provided by:
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner

Rep. Anderson renewed his motion that H.F. 270 be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:11 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant

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Agenda:

I. Begin MN Dept. of Ag budget and program overview - Commissioner Thom Petersen - Josh Stamper, Pesticides & Fertilizer Management Division Director II. HF 47 (Anderson) Agriculture Fertilizer Research and Education Council and fee extended - Grant Anderson, AFREC Board Chair - Bill Bond, Executive Director, MN Crop Production Retailers III. HF 270 (Anderson) Authorizing the Rural Finance Authority to issue or participate in more than one methane digester loan to a farmer

Bills Added:
  • HF47 (Anderson) - Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and the agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by ten years.
  • HF270 (Anderson) - Rural Finance Authority authorized to issue or participate in more than one methane digester loan to a farmer.
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02:24 - Begin Department of Agriculture budget and program overview. - Thom Petersen, Commissioner. - Josh Stamper, Pesticides & Fertilizer Management Division Director. 58:03 - HF47 (Anderson) Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, the Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, the Minnesota agricultural fertilizer research and education program, and the agricultural fertilizer research and education account extended by ten years. - Grant Anderson, AFREC Board Chair. - Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Executive Director. 1:20:10 - HF270 (Anderson) Rural Finance Authority authorized to issue or participate in more than one methane digester loan to a farmer. Runs 1 hour, 26 minutes.