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Agriculture Policy

SIXTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - February 13, 2013

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTH 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 8:15 a.m. February 13, 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
McNamar
Nornes
Petersburg
Wagenius

Members excused:
Kresha

A quorum was present.

Representative Faust moved approval of the minutes of Thursday, Fubruary 7, 2013. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

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

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

Beverly Durgan, Dean, University of Minnesota Extension testified on HF 151.

Representative Hamilton urged a no vote and requested a roll-call vote.

Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers testified on HF 151.

Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union testified on HF 151.

HF 151 was laid over.

Representative Jay McNamar presented on Agriculture in his district.

The meeting was adjourned at 9:46 a.m. February 13, 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.