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Minnesota Legislature
2019-2020 Regular Session

FIFTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

February 28, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH 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 28th, 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
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

ANDERSON, Paul
KIEL, Debra

A quorum was present.

Vice Chair Brand moved to adopt the minutes from the division meeting on February 26, 2019. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

FFA Comments:
• Lauralee Eaton, State Reporter, FFA
• Kegan Zimmermann, State Vice President, FFA

Informational hearing for HF 1733
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Presentation of Climate Change’s impact on Minnesota agriculture
• Dr. Phil Pardey, Department of Applied Economics, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences
• Dr. Mark Seeley, Department of Soil, Water, and Climate, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences

Representative Brand moved H.F. 962 for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Dr. Brian Buhr, Dean of College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota
• Kayla Altendorf, Doctoral Student, University of Minnesota
• Gabe Gusmini, Research & Development Director, PepsiCo
• Carmen Fernholz, Farmer, Land Stewardship Project Member
• Bruce Miller, Membership and Outreach Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Steve Morse, Executive Director, Minnesota Environmental Partnership

Representative Brand renewed his motion that H.F. 962 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus finance bill.


The meeting was adjourned at 11:32 AM.






Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair




Carl Kaase,
Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Agenda:

I. FFA comments II. HF 1733 (Poppe) MDA Ag Policy bill (informational hearing) III. Presentation the impact of climate change on Minnesota farming IV. HF 962 (Brand) Forever Green Agriculture Initiative Funding Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn if you want to sign up to testify on any bill. Note: HF 1733 replaces the Revisor's language that was previously posted.

Bills Added:
  • HF962 (Brand) - University of Minnesota Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1733 (Poppe) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
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01:46 - FFA comments. 11:56 - Informational hearing on HF1733 (Poppe) Department of Agriculture policy bill. 33:12 - Presentation on the impact of climate change on Minnesota farming. 1:09:46 - HF962 (Brand) University of Minnesota Forever Green Agriculture Initiative funding provided, and money appropriated. Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.