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Agriculture Policy

THIRD MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - January 31, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-EIGHTH SESSION

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE POLICY
Chair, Representative Jeanne Poppe

MINUTES

Representative Poppe, Chair of Committee on Agriculture Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. January 31, 2013 in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:
Poppe, Chair
Faust, Vice Chair
Hamilton, Lead
Anderson, P.
Dill
Erickson, R.
Falk
FitzSimmons
Fritz
Kiel
Kresha
McNamar
Nornes
Petersburg
Wagenius

A quorum was present.

Greta Gauthier, Director of Operations of MN Dept. of Agriculture stated her name for the record.

Matt Wohlman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified on the Minnesota Ag Water Certification Program.

Rep. Hamilton moved approval of the minutes from January 30, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Matt Wohlman, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified on programs within the Minnesota Department of Agriculture relating to water.

Mary Hanks, director of Ag. Marketing and Development Division of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified on the Best Management Practices database.

Dan Stoddard of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture testified regarding fertilizers.

Greg Buzicky of the MN Department of Agriculture testified on policy changes for commercial manure application.

Charlie Poster, Assistant Commissioner at the Department of Agriculture testified on the Agriculture Growth, Research and Innovation Program.

Dr. Beth Thompson, Senior Veterinarian with the Minnesota Board of Animal Health testified on the Minnesota Board of Animal Health.


The meeting was adjourned at 1:48 p.m.. January 31, 2013.




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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Overview of the Department of Agriculture.