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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY THIRD MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 16, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES EIGHTY-NINTH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE & POLICY JOINT COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on March 16th, 2016, 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
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glen
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne
PIERSON, Nels
SUNDIN, Mike



Members excused

ANDERSON, Mark
APPLEBAUM, John

A quorum was present.

Doctor Marin Bozic, Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Patrick Lunemann, President of Minnesota Milk, gave a presentation on the dairy industry and the University of Minnesota dairy industry study. Doug Heintz, a diary producer, gave a video presentation of the Minnesota dairy industry.

The committee presented a resolution to Al Withers for his contributions to Minnesota agriculture.

Whitney Place, Director of Government Affairs for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA), introduced Curt Zimmerman of the Ag Marketing & Development Division at MDA. Curt Zimmerman gave a presentation of the MDA Livestock Industry Study.

Rep. Hansen gave an informational presentation of House File 2408. There was no action taken on the bill. Tim Power of the Minnesota Nursery and Landscape Association and Jeff Hafner, Director of Municipal Consulting for Rainbow Treecare provided testimony on the bill.

Curt Zimmerman and Sheryl Meshke, Chair of the Minnesota Diary Authority, gave a presentation of the MDA Dairy Research, Education and Outreach Authority Report.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59 A.M.




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF2408 (Hansen) - Minnesota emerald ash borer suppression program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:12 - Gavel.
01:55 - Dairy industry presentation.
U of M dairy industry study.
51:37 - Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Livestock Industry Study.
1:30:30 - HF2408 (Hansen) Minnesota emerald ash borer suppression program established, and money appropriated.
1:41:20 - MDA Dairy Research/Education and Consumer Outreach Authority Report.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.


Dairy Industry Presentation
U of M Dairy Industry Study
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Livestock Industry Study
MDA Dairy Research/Education and Consumer Outreach Authority Report
The hearing on HF2408 will be informational only. No votes will be taken.