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Agriculture Finance

TWELFTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 02, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWELFTH 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 March 2nd, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:


HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
MILLER, Tim, V. 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


Excused:

Representative Hamilton gaveled the meeting at 10:15AM. A quorum was not present.

Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:18AM. A quorum was present.

Dr. Rob Venette, Director, and Heather Koop, Associate Director, gave a presentation on the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center.

Representative Poston moved to approve the minutes of February 23rd, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Hamilton moved HF571 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF571 (Swedzinski) Noxious weed grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.

Testifying on HF571 was Cory Bennet, Minnesota Soybean Growers Association, Steve Chapman, The Nature Conservancy, James Calkins, Minnesota Landscape and Nursery Advisory Committee, and Kent Sulem, Minnesota Association of Townships.

HF571 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved HF199 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF199 (Anderson) Adjacent landowner notification required when noxious week presence is confirmed.

HF199 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Anderson moved HF1442 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF1442 (Anderson) Noxious weed program grants to local units of government funding provided, and money appropriated.

HF1442 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

Representative Johnson moved HF441 be laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

HF441 (Johnson, C.) Palmer amaranth and other invasive noxious weed addressment funding provided.

Testifying on HF441 was Whitney Place, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

HF441 was laid over for possible inclusion in the Agriculture Finance Omnibus bill.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:19AM.





Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant
More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF199 (Anderson) - Agriculture commissioner required to provide notice of the presence of noxious weeds.
  • HF1442 (Anderson) - Noxious weed program grants to local units of government funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF571 (Swedzinski) - Noxious weed grant program funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF441 (Johnson) - Palmer amaranth and other invasive noxious weed addressment funding provided.

Presentation on the Minnesota Invasive Terrestrial Plants and Pests Center

Hearing on HF199 is pending referral from the Committee on Agriculture Policy