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TWENTIETH MEETING - Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

2019-2020 Regular Session

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH 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 19th, 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
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved that the minutes of March 14, 2019, be adopted. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Brand moved that H.F. 2237 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Fischer

Representative Poppe restated the motion to lay H.F. 2237 over for possible inclusion in the omnibus agriculture bill.

Representative Hamilton moved that H.F. 484 be recommended to be referred to the Ways and Means Committee.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Dettmer
• Neal Soltis, City Administrator, Scandia
• Christine Maefsky, Mayor, Scandia

Representative Hamiton renewed his motion to recommend H.F. 484 be referred to the Ways and Means Committee. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Vang moved H.F. 2344 for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Miah Ulysse, Policy Manager, Appetite for Change
• Marcus Kar, Director of North Minneapolis Programs, Youth Farm
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Michael Chaney, Founder, Project Sweetie Pie

Representative Vang renewed her motion that H.F. 2344 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Brand moved that H.F. 1608 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Public testimony provided by:
• Julie Tesch, Executive Director, Center for Rural Policy and Development

Representative Brand renewed his motion that H.F. 1608 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hamilton moved that H.F. 857 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hamilton withdrew his motion to lay H.F. 857 over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hamilton moved H.F. 18 and H.F. 93 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Fabian
• Representative Green

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that H.F. 18 and H.F. 83 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Hamilton moved that H.F. 857 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Representative Green
• Pat Rivers, Deputy Director of the Fish and Wildlife Division, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that H.F. 857 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Tabke moved H.F. 1630 for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Mary Falk, Farmer/rancher, Lovetree Farms

Representative Hamilton moved that H.F. 1136 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Dean Brian Buhr, College of Food, Agriculture, and Natural Resource Sciences, University of Minnesota

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that H.F. 1136 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Representative Brand assumed the Chair at 11:36 AM.

Representative Poppe moved that H.F. 1351 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

Testimony provided by:
• Tim Rudnicki, Executive Director, Minnesota Biofuels Association

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that H.F. 1351 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:46 AM.




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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant



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Agenda:

The meeting is anticipated to last until 11:45 AM. ** Bill added: HF 2237 (Fischer) Noxious weed control funding HF 484 (Dettmer) Metropolitan ag preserve expiration modified HF 2344 (Vang) Urban agriculture grant funding provided, and money appropriated HF 1608 (Brand) Center for Rural Policy and Development grant funding HF 18 (Fabian)/HF 93 (Grossell) Wolf/elk depredation funding HF 1630 (Tabke) Wolf-livestock conflict prevention grant pilot program HF 857 (Green) Wild turkey depredation HF 1136 (Hamilton) Agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer funding **Bill added: HF 1351 (Poppe) Spark ignition motor fuel wholesalers and retailers technical assistance and appropriate technology and promotional program Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn if you want to testify. Due to the full agenda, comments will need to be limited to 2 minutes or less. NOTE: HF 2200 (Poppe) Governor's Ag Budget bill (informational) has been rescheduled on Thursday, March 21.

Bills Added:
  • HF484 (Dettmer) - Metropolitan agricultural preserves expiration modified.
  • HF2344 (Vang) - Urban agriculture grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1608 (Brand) - Center for Rural Policy and Development grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF18 (Fabian) - Wolf and elk depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF93 (Grossell) - Producers of livestock destroyed or crippled by wolves compensation provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1630 (Tabke) - Wolf-livestock conflict prevention grants pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF857 (Green) - Wild turkey damage compensation provided, report required, and money appropriated.
  • HF1136 (Hamilton) - Agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer funding allocated.
  • HF2237 (Fischer) - Noxious weed control funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1351 (Poppe) - Spark ignition motor fuel wholesalers and retailers technical assistance and appropriate technology and promotional program implementation grant funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
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01:26 - HF2237 (Fischer) Noxious weed control funding. 05:30 - HF484 (Dettmer) Metropolitan ag preserve expiration modified. 12:00 - HF2344 (Vang) Urban agriculture grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 34:36 - HF1608 (Brand) Center for Rural Policy and Development grant funding provided, and money appropriated. 34:36 - Discussion of:. • HF18 (Fabian) Wolf and elk depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated. • HF93 (Grossell) Producers of livestock destroyed or crippled by wolves compensation provided, and money appropriated. 1:04:51 - HF857 (Green) Wild turkey damage compensation provided, report required, and money appropriated. 1:24:00 - HF1630 (Tabke) Wolf-livestock conflict prevention grants pilot program funding provided, and money appropriated. 1:36:26 - HF1136 (Hamilton) Agriculture research, education, extension, and technology transfer funding allocated. 1:51:01 - HF1351 (Poppe) Spark ignition motor fuel wholesalers and retailers technical assistance and appropriate technology and promotional program. Runs 2 hours, 1 minutes.