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Agriculture Finance

TWENTY SECOND MEETING

2017-2018 Regular Session - March 29, 2018

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY SECOND 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 29th, 2018, 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
KIEL, Deb
LIEN, Ben
MUNSON, Jeremy
PIERSON, Nels
POSTON, John
SCHOMACKER, Joe
URDAHL, Dean


EXCUSED: MAHONEY, Tim
POPPE, Jeanne

Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:15AM. A quorum was not present.

A quorum was present at 10:26AM.

Representative Munson moved to approve the minutes of March 27th, 2018. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.

Informational Hearing on foreign animal disease preparedness. Testifying was Whitney Place, Legislative Director, Matt Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner, Department of Agriculture, former Department of Agriculture Commissioner Gene Hugoson, Dr. Mike Eisenmenger, Veterinarian, Mark Luecke, CEO, Medgene Labs, Mitch Abrahamsen, Chief Commercial Officer, Recombinetics, Dr. Jerry Torrison, Director, Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, University of Minnesota, Dr. Tim Goldsmith, Directory, College of Veterinary Medicine, and Dr. Beth Thompson, State Veterinarian, Executive Director, Board of Animal Health.

The meeting was adjourned at 12:01PM.





Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair




Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..

Informational hearing on foreign animal disease preparedness.
Presentation from Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Presentation from former MDA Commissioner Gene Hugoson
Presentation from Dr. Mike Eisenmenger
Presentation from Mark Luecke, CEO, Medgene Labs
Presentation from Mitch Abrahamsen, Recombinetics
Presentation from the University of Minnesota
Presentation from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health