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Agriculture Finance and Policy

SECOND MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 13, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA SECOND MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
AGRICULTURE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mike Sundin, Chair of the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
SUNDIN, Mike, CHAIR
VANG, Samantha, VICE CHAIR
ANDERSON, Paul, Minority Lead
BURKEL, John
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HANSON, Jessica
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
NELSON, Nathan
THOMPSON, John

A quorum was present.

Rep. Vang moved to approve adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting. The motion prevailed. The minutes from the January 11 meeting were adopted.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) provided an update on interim activity and responded to questions:
COVID impact and response
• Commissioner Thom Peterson
• Deputy Commissioner Andrea Vaubel
Meat processing and markets
• Assistant Commissioner Patrice Bailey
• Dr. Nicole Neeser, Division Director, Dairy & Meat Inspection Division



Chair Sundin adjourned the meeting at 2:26 P.M.





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Representative Mike Sundin, Chair





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Kyle Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
View Archive

Department of Agriculture updates.
02:48 COVID-19 agriculture impact and response.
57:50 Meat processing and markets.


This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

I. MN Dept. of Agriculture Updates
>COVID agriculture impact and response
>Meat processing and markets
>Mental health initiatives
>Hemp rulemaking and participation

Removed: HF XXX (Lippert) Farmer Lender Mediation extension (pending introduction on Monday, Jan. 11)

This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

Meeting documents will be posted on the House Agriculture Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92001