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Agriculture Finance

NINETEENTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 10, 2015

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Kiel, Vice-Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, started the meeting at 2:47 P.M. on April 10, 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
APPLEBAUM, Jon
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
FABIAN, Dan
HANSEN, Rick

JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike

 


Members excused:
ANDERSON, Mark DILL, David
ANDERSON, Paul GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
BENNETT, Peggy PIERSON, Nels

Representative Kiel started the meeting at 2:47 P.M. A quorum was not present.

At 3:00 P.M a quorum was present, and Representative Kiel called the meeting to order.

Representative Metsa moved that the minutes of April 8, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF1437 Hamilton, Agriculture, animal health, and agricultural utilization research funding provided; retail food establishment and food handler license fees provided; agriculture related provisions policy and technical changes made; farm opportunity loan program established; fees and surcharges modified; accounts created; and money appropriated

Representative Hamilton moved the HF1437DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

The following individuals provided testimony on HF1437 as amended: Donald Perira with Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Fisheries Chief, Professor Gary Gardner with the University of Minnesota (UMN) Department of Horticultural Sciences, Minnesota Grocers Association Presidet Jamie Pfuhl, Amanda Bilek with the Great Plains Institute, Thom Peterson with the Minnesota Farmers Union, Dan Skogen with Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, Bobby King with the Land Stewardship Project, and Santo Cruz with the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Vice-Chair Kiel laid over HF1437 as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 4:28 P.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF1437 (Garofalo) - Omnibus jobs, economic development, and energy finance bill.
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04:50 - HF1437 (Hamilton) Agriculture, animal health, and agricultural utilization research funding provided; retail food establishment and food handler license fees provided; agriculture related provisions policy and technical changes made; farm opportunity loan program established; fees and surcharges modified; accounts created; and money appropriated. (Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill).
Runs 1 hour, 40 minutes.


Opportunity for public testimony on the author's delete-all amendment to HF1437 will be provided at this meeting. The committee will consider adoption of the delete-all amendment, but no other action on the bill will be taken. The Author's delete-all amendment will be posted by the afternoon of Thursday, April 9th.