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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY FOURTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - March 29, 2016

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY FOURTH 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 29th, 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, Mark
ANDERSON, Paul
BENNETT, Peggy
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
DANIELS, Brian
ECKLUND, Rob
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glen
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
SUNDIN, Mike



Members excused:

FABIAN, Dan
HANSEN, Rick
POPPE, Jean

A quorum was present.


The committee presented a resolution to members of County Road Cattle and Michael Chaney of Project Sweetie Pie for their contributions to Minnesota agriculture.

The following presented a continuation of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Whitney Place, Director of Government Affairs for MDA, Curt Zimmerman of the Ag Marketing & Development Division at MDA, Greta Gauthier, Legislative Director for the Minnesota Polution Control Agency (MPCA), Randy Hukreide of the MPCA, Dave Benke, Director of Resource Management and Assistance Division for the MPCA, and Glenn Skuta, Watershed Division Director of the MPCA.

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




Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Nick Lunneborg, Committee Legislative Assistant
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Continuation of discussion on the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Livestock Industry Study report.