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Agriculture Finance

FIFTEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 24, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, started the meeting at 10:15 A.M. on March 24, 2015, in Room Five of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
KIEL, Debra, Vice Chair
ANDERSON, Paul
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
DILL, David
FABIAN, Dan

GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike


Members excused:
ANDERSON, Mark

Representative Hamilton started the meeting at 10:15 A.M. A quorum was not present.

HF1613 Swedzinski, Noxious weed grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Carver County Agriculture Inspector Joseph Enfield, Tim Power with the Minnesota Nursery & Landscape Association, Steve Chaplin with the Nature Conservancy, and Kent Sulem with the Minnesota Association of Townships provided testimony on HF1613.

At 10:19 A.M a quorum was present, and Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order.

Chair Hamilton laid over HF1613.

Representative Daniels moved that the minutes of March 12, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1377 Pierson, Second Harvest Heartland grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

Laurel Feddema and Tony Mans with Second Harvest Heartland provided testimony on HF1377.

Chair Hamilton laid over HF1377.

Representative Daniels assumed the gavel at 10:49 A.M.

HF1107 Hamilton, Farm-to-foodshelf program established, and money appropriated.

Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank Executive Director Shaye Moris, Grower Eric Nathe, Laurel Feddema, and Tony Mans provided testimony on HF1107.

Representative Daniels laid over HF1107.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:26 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1613 (Swedzinski) - Noxious weed grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1377 (Pierson) - Second Harvest Heartland grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1107 (Hamilton) - Farm to food shelf program established, and money appropriated.