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Agriculture Finance

FIFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 24, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA FIFTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:15AM on January 24th, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
MILLER, Tim, Vice Chair
POPPE, Jeanne, DFL Lead
ANDERSON, Paul
BAHR, Cal
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
ECKLUND, Rob
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
JURGENS, Tony
KIEL, Deb
LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POSTON, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
URDAHL, Dean



Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:15AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Bahr moved to approve the minutes of January 10th, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Bahr moved to approve the minutes of January 12, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Bahr moved to approve the minutes of January 17th, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Whitney Place, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Matthew McDevitt, Loan Officer Supervisor, Rural Finance Authority presented the Minnesota Department of Agriculture Rural Finance Authority Report.

HF14 (Miller) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.

Representative Miller moved that HF14 be re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment.

Testifying on HF14 was Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Steve Ernst, Chief Financial Officer, Department of Agriculture, and Thom Peterson, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union.

Representative Miller renewed his motion that HF14 be re-referred to the Committee on Capitol Investment. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

HF378 (Swedzinski) Appropriating money for the Agriculture Utilization Research Institute upgrades.

Representative Kiel moved that HF378 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF378 was Shannon Schlecht, Executive Director, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, Dan Skogen, Government Relations Director, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute.

Representative Kiel renewed her motion that HF378 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

Representative Miller assumed the gavel at 11:06.

HF284 (Hamilton) Agriculture laboratory equipment and instrument funding provided, and money appropriated.

Representative Hamilton moved that HF284 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Testifying on HF284 was Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture.

Representative Hamilton renewed his motion that HF284 be re-referred to the Committee on Ways and Means. THE MOTION PREVAILED.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:13AM.





Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant














More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF14 (Miller) - Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
  • HF284 (Hamilton) - Agriculture laboratory equipment and instrument funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF378 (Swedzinski) - Agricultural Utilization Research Institute upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
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01:59 - Rural Finance Authority overview.
31:04 - HF14 (Miller) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
43:17 - HF378 (Swedzinski) Agricultural Utilization Research Institute upgrade funding provided, and money appropriated.
51:42 - HF284 (Hamilton) Agriculture laboratory equipment and instrument funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 59 minutes.


Rural Finance Authority overview.