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Agriculture Finance

SIXTEENTH MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 22, 2017

STATE OF MINNESOTA SIXTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION

AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
MINUTES

Representative Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:17AM on March 22nd, 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
ANDERSON, Paul
BAHR, Cal
BLY, David
CLARK, Karen
ECKLUND, Rob
GREEN, Steve
HANSEN, Rick
JOHNSON, Clark
JURGENS, Tony
LIEN, Ben
KIEL, Deb
MAHONEY, Tim
PIERSON, Nels
POPPE, Jeanne
POSTON, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
URDAHL, Dean


Representative Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:17AM. A quorum was present.

Representative Urdahl moved to approve the minutes of March 16nd, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Representative Hamilton moved HF895, the Agriculture Omnibus Bill.

HF895 (Hamilton) Agriculture funding provided, policy changes made, and money appropriated.

Representative Hamilton moved the DE1 amendment. He presented the DE1 amendment to the committee.

Representative Hamilton moved to adopt the DE1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.

Testifying on the DE1 amendment was Adam Birr, Executive Director, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, Cory Bennet, Executive Director, Minnesota Soybeans Association, Dr. Beth Thompson, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health, Whitney Place, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, and Karen Zumach and Jeff Hafner, Minnesota Shade Tree Advisory Committee.

HF895, as amended, was laid over.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:10PM.





Representative Paul Anderson, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF895 (Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture finance bill.
Documents:
House TV Video:
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00:29 - HF895 (Hamilton) Omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.


An author's Delete-all amendment to HF895 will be publicly posted by Tuesday, March 21st. This meeting will include a walk-through of the delete-all amendment and opportunity for public testimony. A meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 23nd to take additional public testimony, only if more time is needed.