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Agriculture Finance

EIGHTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 10, 2015

STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH 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 10:15 A.M. on February 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
ANDERSON, Paul
ANDERSON, Mark
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



Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:15 A.M. A quorum was not present.

Reginaldo Haslett-Marroquin testified on the Main Street Project.

At 10:21 A.M a quorum was present.

President Tom Nolte provided testimony regarding the Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association (MSCA).

Chairman Grant Breitkreutz and Bruce Kleven testified for the MSCA.

House Fiscal Analyst Ken Savary presented an overview of the Agriculture Finance Committee terms and fiscal accounts.

Representative Miller moved that the minutes of February 5, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Santo Cruz began the testimonials on Governor Dayton’s 2016-2017 Minnesota Department of Agriculture Budget (MDA).

Dr. Nicole Neeser and Dr. Benjamin Miller provided testimony on the Governor’s MDA Budget as it relates to the MDA Dairy and Food Inspection Division.

At 11:18 A.M Representative Kiel assumed the gavel.

At 11:33 A.M Representative Hamilton resumed the gavel.

Dr. Geir Frisoe provided testimony on the Governor’s MDA Budget as it relates to the MDA Plant Protection Division.

Greg Buzicky, Joe Spitzmueller, and Dan Stoddard provided testimony to the Governor’s MDA Budget as it relates to the MDA Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:00 P.M.



Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
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House TV Video:
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Special recognition.
06:20 - Presentation from Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association.
21:06 - Overview of fiscal terms and accounts under the purview of the Agriculture Finance Committee.
28:21 - Walk-through of the governor's FY 2016-17 budget recommendations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division, and Dairy and Food Inspection Division.
Runs 1 hour, 45 minutes.


Presentation from Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association

Overview of fiscal terms and accounts under the purview of the Ag Finance Committee - Ken Savary, House Fiscal Analyst

Walk-through of the Governor's budget recommendations: Minnesota Department of Agriculture Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division and Dairy and Food Inspection Division.