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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY SIXTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - April 05, 2016

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16 A.M. on April 5th, 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
APPLEBAUM, John
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

Chair Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:16 AM. A quorum was present.

Rep. Hansen moved House File 2408. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 2408.

Whitney Place, Director of Government Relations for the Minnesota Department of Agriculture introduced Paul Hugunin of the Department. Paul Hugunin gave a presentation on MDA’s Report on Urban Agriculture.

Rep. Johnson moved the approval of the March 31st minutes. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Rep. Simonon presented House File 3358. The following testified on the bill: Lisa Plachta, Project Chair of the Junior League of Duluth, Chanti Clabria, Program Coordinator for Seeds of Success and Community Action Duluth, and Keith Hamre, Director of Planning and Construction Services for the City of Duluth. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 3358.

Rep. Clark presented House File 2818. Jose Villesenor of Tamales y Bicletas, Carol Pass of East Phillips Improvement Coalition, Robert Lilligren with Little Earth United Tribes, Debb Goettle, Mayor of Richfield, Dean Davolis of DJR, Architecture Inc., and Tim Fisher testified on the bill. Chair Hamilton laid over House File 2818.

Rep. Clark presented House File 3324. Pakou Hang of the Hmong American Farming Association, Nadja Bernache of Gardening Matters and Ramsey County, Abel Martinez and Joanna Hill of Mashkii Gitigan and Michael Chaney of Project Sweetie Pie testified on the bill.

Rep. Clark moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Rep. Hamilton laid over House File 3324, as amended.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:04 P.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.
  • HF3358 (Simonson) - Duluth; Deep Winter Greenhouse funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF2818 (Clark) - Indoor urban farm planning and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF3324 (Clark) - Urban agriculture development pilot program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

00:05 - HF2408 (Hansen) Minnesota Emerald Ash Borer Suppression Program established, and money appropriated.
18:06 - Minnesota Department of Agriculture Urban Ag Report presentation.
29:25 - HF3358 (Simonson) Duluth; Deep Winter Greenhouse funding provided, and money appropriated.
42;19 - HF2818 (Clark) Indoor urban farm planning and development funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
1:11:37 - HF3324 (Clark) Urban Agriculture Development Pilot Program established, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 47 minutes.


Minnesota Department of Agriculture Urban Ag Report presentation