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Agriculture Finance and Policy

THIRD MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - January 20, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD 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 20, 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 13 meeting were adopted.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) continued to provide an update on interim activity and responded to questions:
Mental Health Initiatives
• Meg Moynihan, MDA
Hemp Rulemaking and Participation
• Assistant Commissioner Whitney Place, MDA

The Board of Animal Health (BAH) provided an update on interim activity regarding COVID and Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) and responded to questions.
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, BAH

Rep. Sundin passed the virtual gavel to Rep. Vang and assumed the position of Chair at 2:06 P.M.

Rep. Sundin reassumed the Chair at 2:16 P.M.

Chair Sundin notified committee members of Committee Rules and Procedures

Chair Sundin adjourned the meeting at 2:21 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

10:00 MDA Interim Updates (continued).
Mental health initiatives.
31:20 Hemp rulemaking and participation.
51:00 Board of Animal Health Interim Updates.


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. MDA Interim Updates (continued)
- Mental health initiatives
- Hemp rulemaking and participation
II. Board of Animal Health Interim Updates

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