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EIGHTEENTH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH 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 March 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
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved that the minutes of March 7, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1595 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Sundin
• Brendan Jordan, Vice President, Great Plains Institute

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 1595 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hansen moved that H.F. 1908 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Erin Rupp, Founder and Executive Director, Pollinate Minnesota
• Tim Power, Government Affairs Consultant, Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association

Representative Hansen renewed his motion that H.F. 1908 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 931 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Backer

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 931 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 212 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hansen moved the H0212A1 amendment to H.F. 212. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Davnie
• Erin Rupp, Founder and Executive Director, Pollinate Minnesota
• Staci Johnston, President, Minnesota Pest Management Association
• Willa Childress, Organizer, Pesticide Action Network
• Dr. Stephen Kells, Entomologist, University of Minnesota
• Margot Monson, Member, Land Stewardship Project
• Allyson Azar, Manager, State Government Relations & Public Policy, Household and Commercial Products Association

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 212 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Brand assumed the Chair at 10:49 AM.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1965 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 1965 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Poppe reassumed the Chair at 10:59 AM.

Representative Poppe moved H.F. 1733 before the committee.

Testimony on the H1733DE2 amendment to H.F. 1733
• Colbey Sullivan, House Research

Public testimony provided by:
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Poppe moved to lay H.F. 1733 over.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 2093 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Public testimony provided by:
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Joe Kelly, Director of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Minnesota Department of Public Safety

Representative Poppe offered an oral amendment to HF 861.
Page one, line 14, reinstate the stricken language
Page one, line 18, reinstate stricken language and delete the new language
Page one, delete lines 19-21
THE MOTION PREVAILED. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 2093 be recommended to be placed on the General Register. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:43 AM.









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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Agenda:

Meeting time is extended to 11:45 am if additional time is needed. I. HF 1965 (Poppe) Saltwater aquatic farm requirements modified II. HF 1908 (Hansen) Pesticide treated plants false labeling prohibited III. HF 1595 (Sundin) Modifying bioincentive program IV. HF 931 (Backer) Advanced biofuel production incentive program modifications V. HF 212 (Davnie) Eliminating the state preemption of certain pesticide control ordinances for cities of the first class VI. Roll out of Delete Everything for HF 1733 - Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill VII. HF 2093 (Poppe) Farmer disaster recovery loan program expanded, and retroactive effective data provided. - MDA update on resources available to address snow/wind damaged/collapsed barns Note on HF 1733: After the walk through of the DE, public testimony will be taken and then the bill will be laid over. Amendments are due to nancy.conley@house.mn by 9:45 am on Wednesday, March 13. HF 1516 (Lippert) Beginning farmer modifications bill has been rescheduled on Thursday, March 14. HF 915 (Anderson) and HF 2021 (Anderson) Grain buyers bills have been rescheduled on Thursday, March 21.

Bills Added:
  • HF1733 (Poppe) - Omnibus agriculture policy bill.
  • HF1965 (Poppe) - Saltwater aquatic farm requirements modified.
  • HF1908 (Hansen) - Pesticide-treated plants falsely labeled as pollinator friendly prohibited.
  • HF1595 (Sundin) - Bioincentive program modified, account created, and money appropriated.
  • HF931 (Backer) - Agriculture quarterly minimum production level reduced and eligible feedstocks for advanced biofuel production incentive payments, and renewable chemical production incentive payments minimum production level reduced.
  • HF212 (Davnie) - Pesticide control ordinances for cities of the first class state preemption eliminated.
  • HF2093 (Poppe) - Farmer disaster recovery loan program expanded, and retroactive effective date provided.
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01:18 - HF1595 (Sundin) Bioincentive program modified, account created, and money appropriated. 07:01 - HF1908 (Hansen) Pesticide-treated plants falsely labeled as pollinator friendly prohibited. 29:31 - HF931 (Backer) Agriculture quarterly minimum production level reduced and eligible feedstocks for advanced biofuel production incentive payments, and renewable chemical production incentive payments minimum production level reduced. 33:38 - HF212 (Davnie) Pesticide control ordinances for cities of the first class state preemption eliminated. 1:04::09 - HF1965 (Poppe) Saltwater aquatic farm requirements modified. 1:13:47 - HF1733 (Poppe) Agricultural provisions policy and technical changes made including provisions related to hemp, food handlers, eggs, milk, and cheese, bioincentive programs, loan programs, and other provisions (Omnibus Agriculture Policy bill). 1:29:24 - HF2093 (Poppe) Farmer disaster recovery loan program expanded, and retroactive effective date provided. - Department of Agriculture update on resources available to address snow/wind damaged/collapsed barns. Runs 1 hour, 57 minutes.