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FOURTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH 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 26th, 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
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

KIEL, Debra
MILLER, Tim

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on February 21, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Video - "Environmental Stewardship Award"
• Mike Landuyt, Chairman, Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association
• Ashley Kohls, Executive Director, Minnesota Cattlemen’s Association

Representative Lippert moved H.F. 811 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:

• Becca Carlson, Northfield farmer and Land Stewardship Project Member
• Janssen Hang, Senior Organizer, Hmong American Farmers Association
• Carrie Frank, Food and Nutrition Director, Dover-Eyota Public Schools
• Todd Lien, Regional Sales Manager at Thousand Hills Cattle Company and Land Stewardship Project Member
• Kathleen Doran Norton, Vice President, League of Women Voters Minnesota
• Nikki Warner, Communications Director, The Good Acre
• Erin McKee, Community Food Systems Program Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that H.F. 811 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Representative Wazlawik moved H.F. 1096 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:

• Bob Branum, Director or Produce Strategy, Second Harvest Heartland

Representative Wazlawik renewed her motion that H.F. 1096 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Representative Anderson moved H.F. 1301 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that H.F. 1301 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Presentation on upcoming dairy bills:

• Lucas Sjostrom, Executive Director, Minnesota Milk Producers
• David Buck, President, Minnesota Milk Producers
• Steve Schlangen, Chairman of the Board, Associated Milk Producers
• Brenda Rudolph, Farmer, Nathan and Brenda Rudolph Dairy

Representative Poppe moved H.F. 1021, H.F. 1419, and H.F. 1418 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:31 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

The room is scheduled until 11:45 AM if needed. Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Video HF 811 (Lippert) Farm to school funding HF 1096 (Wazlawik) Farm to food shelf funding HF 1301 (Anderson) Additional milk for food shelf funding Dairy Bills HF 1021 (Anderson) Establishing a dairy producer conservation incentive program HF 1418 (Poppe) Establishing a dairy producer margin coverage premium assistance program HF 1419 (Poppe) Establishing a dairy stabilization conservation assistance program Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn if you want to sign up to testify.

Bills Added:
  • HF811 (Lippert) - Farm-to-school program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1096 (Wazlawik) - Second Harvest Heartland grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1301 (Anderson) - Second Harvest Heartland grant to purchase milk for food bank distribution funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1021 (Anderson) - Dairy producer conservation incentive program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1418 (Poppe) - Dairy producer margin coverage premium assistance program established, and money appropriated.
  • HF1419 (Poppe) - Dairy stabilization conservation assistance program established, and money appropriated.
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01:41 - Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association video. 13:43 - HF811 (Lippert) Farm-to-school program established, and money appropriated. 43:31 - HF1096 (Wazlawik) Second Harvest Heartland grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated. 52:03 - HF1301 (Anderson) Second Harvest Heartland grant to purchase milk for food bank distribution funding provided, and money appropriated. 55:24 - Minnesota Milk Producer's Association presentation. 1:28:41 - Consideration of:. HF1021 (Anderson) Dairy producer conservation incentive program established, and money appropriated. HF1419 (Poppe) Dairy stabilization conservation assistance program established, and money appropriated. HF1418 (Poppe) Dairy producer margin coverage premium assistance program established, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes. `