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Agriculture Policy

FIFTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 07, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH 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. Thursday, February 7, 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
Fritz
Kiel
Kresha
McNamar
Nornes
Petersburg
Wagenius

Members excused:
FitzSimmons

A quorum was present.

Chair Poppe moved that HF 151 be recommended to pass and be re-referred to the Committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance.

Representative Hansen presented HF 151 (Hansen) increasing the pesticide gross sales fees and dedicating the proceeds to updating pesticide applicator education and certification.

Testimony regarding commercial pesticide licensing and private certification was heard from:

Greta Gauthier, Government Relations Director, MN Department of Agriculture
Joe Spitzmueller, Pesticide and Fertilizer Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

HF 151 was laid over.

Representative Faust moved approval of the minutes of Wednesday, February 6, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Brandon Roiger, FFA Region VI President, presented on agriculture literacy.

Representative Kresha presented on agriculture in his district.

The meeting was adjourned at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, February 7, 2013.


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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF151 (Hansen) - Pesticide education and training program modified.