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Agriculture Finance and Policy

ELEVENTH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - February 17, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA ELEVENTH 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, February 17, 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. A quorum was present.

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

Rep. Ecklund moved to approve adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting. The motion prevailed. The minutes from the February 15, 2021 meeting were adopted.

Board of Animal Health provided a program and budget review and responded to questions.
• Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, BAH

Chair Sundin passed the virtual gavel and Vice Chair Vang assumed the Chair at 1:45 P.M.

HF 138 (Sundin) Board of Animal Health required to have one member from federally recognized tribe.

Rep. Sundin moved that HF 138 be laid over for further consideration and presented the bill.

Testifying:
Tribal Chairman Kevin Dupuis, Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa

Rep. Sundin renewed his motion and HF 138 was laid over for further consideration.

Chair Sundin reassumed the Chair at 2:06 P.M.

HF 701 (Lippert) Soil-health farming goals established, soil-health farming financial incentives created, data collection required, data classified, and money appropriated.

Rep. Lippert moved that HF 701 be referred to the Committee on Judiciary Finance and Civil Law and presented the bill.

Testifying:
Shona Snater, Land Stewardship Project, Programs Director
Luke Peterson, Lac Qui Parle County Crop & Livestock Farmer
Mike Peterson, Rice County Farmer, Cannon River Watershed Partnership
Sheila Vanney, Assistant Director, Minnesota Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts

Rep. Lippert renewed his motion that HF 701 be referred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Committee.

AYES:
SUNDIN
VANG
ANDERSON
BURKEL
ECKLUND
HANSEN, R.
HANSON, J.
KLEVORN
LIPPERT
LUECK
NELSON

NAYS:
MILLER

ABSENT/EXCUSED:
THOMPSON

There being 11 ayes and 1 nay, the motion prevailed.


Chair Sundin adjourned the meeting at 2:27 P.M.




_______________________________
Representative Mike Sundin, Chair




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Kyle Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF138 (Sundin) - Board of Animal Health required to have one member from federally recognized tribe.
  • HF701 (Lippert) - Soil-healthy farming goals established, soil-healthy farming financial incentives created, data collection required, data classified, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:20 - Board of Animal Health: Program/budget review.
44:20 - HF138 (Sundin) Board of Animal Health required to have one member from federally recognized tribe.
1:05:20 - HF701 (Lippert) Soil-health farming goals established, soil-health farming financial incentives created, data collection required, data classified, and money appropriated.


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. Program/budget reviews: Board of Animal Health (BAH)
- Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, BAH
II. HF 138 (Sundin) Board of Animal Health required to have one member from federally recognized tribe
III. HF 701 (Lippert) Soil-health farming goals established, soil-health farming financial incentives

*Other bills may be added

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn by 4:00 PM, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021 if you would like to sign up to testify on either bill (testimony may be limited to 2 minutes/person). Written testimony is encouraged and should be submitted by 4:00 PM, Tuesday to ensure it will be posted on the committee website and provided to members in advance of the hearing.

PUBLIC VIEWING: 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.

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