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Agriculture Finance

NINTH MEETING

2015-2016 Regular Session - February 12, 2015

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

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Gruenhagen, Member of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:22 A.M. on February 12, 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
DANIELS, Brian
DILL, David
FABIAN, Dan
GRUENHAGEN, Glenn
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
LUECK, Dale
METSA, Jason
MILLER, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
SUNDIN, Mike


Members excused:
CLARK, Karen

Representative Gruenhagen called the meeting to order at 10:22 A.M. A quorum was present.

Representative Daniels moved that the minutes of February 10, 2015 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

At 10:37 A.M Representative Hamilton assumed the gavel.

Public testimony on the Governor’s budget recommendations and proposed fee change items were provided by:

Thom Petersen with the Government Relations Director of the Minnesota Farmers Union.

Bill Bond and Jessie Brunelle, of the Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association.

Director Greg Buzicky, of the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Pesticide and Fertilizer Management Division.

Daryn McBeth, of the Minnesota Milk Producers Association, and Dr. Nicole Neeser, of the MDA Dairy Inspection Program.

Jamie Pfuhl, of the Minnesota Grocers Association.

Santo Cruz, Director of Government Affairs with the MDA.

Craig Johnson, of the League of Minnesota Cities.

Daniel Huff, Director of Environmental Health with the Minneapolis Health Departments, and Jason Newby, Public Health manager with the City of Brooklyn Park.

Bob Zelenka, Executive Director with the Minnesota Grain and Feed Association.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:26 A.M.



Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair



Alex Braatz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..

Continuation of Minnesota Department of Agriculture presentation on the Governor's budget recommendations.

Opportunity for public testimony on the Governor's budget recommendations and proposed fee change items.