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Agriculture Policy

EIGHTEENTH MEETING

2013-2014 Regular Session - March 06, 2014

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

COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE POLICY
Chair, Representative Jeanne Poppe

MINUTES

Representative Faust, Vice Chair of Committee on Agriculture Policy, called the meeting to order at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014 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
Falk
FitzSimmons
Fritz
Johnson, C.
Kresha
McNamar
Nornes
Petersburg
Wagenius

Members excused:
Hamilton, Lead
Kiel
Erickson, R.

A quorum was present.

Representative Poppe introduced HF2538 (Poppe), farm-to-food shelf bill.

Greta Gauthier, Second Harvest Heartland, St. Paul, testified in support of HF2538.

Rob Zeaske, CEO, Second Harvest Heartland, testified in support of HF2538.

Gary Pahl, Dakota County Vegetable farmer, Apple Valley, Minnesota, testified in support of HF2538.

Jennifer Woodford, CEO, Channel One Regional Food Bank, testified in support of HF2538.

Thom Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union, testified in support of HF2538.

Jason Reed, Hunger Free Minnesota, testified in support of HF2538.

Representative Poppe moved to re-refer HF2538 to the committee on Environment, Natural Resources and Agriculture Finance. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Johnson presented on agriculture in his district.
Representative Poppe assumed the Chair.

Representative Faust presented on agriculture in his district.

The meeting was adjourned at 1:40 p.m. Thursday, March 6, 2014.




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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Ethan Vogel, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2538 (Poppe) - Farm-to-foodshelf program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:27 - Gavel, and consideration of HF2538 (Poppe) Farm-to-foodshelf program established, and money appropriated.
43:28 - Legislative District Profile by Representative Clark Johnson.
52:57 - Legislative District Profile by Representative Tim Faust.
Runs 1 hour, 9 minutes.