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Agriculture Finance

SEVENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - January 31, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SEVENTH 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 31st, 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
ECKLUND, Rob
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
JURGENS, Tony
KIEL, Deb
LIEN, Ben
MAHONEY, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POSTON, John
URDAHL, Dean


Excused:
CLARK, Karen
SCHOMACKER, Joe

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

Representative Ecklund moved to approve the minutes of January 18th, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Anderson moved to approve the minutes of January 26th, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

A presentation of the Agriculture Finance Committee budget for FY 2017-2018 was given by Dan Skogen, Government Relations Director, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute (AURI), Shannon Schlect, Executive Director, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, Whitney Place, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Geir Friisoe, Plant Protection Division Manager, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Dr. Benjamin Miller, Director, Food Safety Division, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Gary Horvath, Director of Laboratory Services, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:59AM.





Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant









More Info On This Meeting..

Budget presentation by Agricultural Utilization Research Institute (AURI)
Continuation of budget presentation by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Plant Protection Division
Food and Feed Safety Division
Lab Services Division
Agricultural Emergency Account
Overview of MDA base budget and the Governor's recommended change items