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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - May 22, 2019

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTY-SIXTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST INTERIM

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:00 AM on May 22nd, 2019, in Room 200 of the State Office Building.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.

Members present:

POPPE, Jeanne, CHAIR
BRAND, Jeff, VICE CHAIR
HAMILTON, Rod, Republican LEAD
KIEL, Debra
LIPPERT, Todd
PELOWSKI, Gene
WAZLAWIK, Ami

Members excused:

ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KLEVORN, Ginny
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha

Walk-through of Special Session Omnibus Agriculture and Food Finance Bill:
• Ken Savary, House Fiscal Analysis
• Colbey Sullivan, House Research Department

Public testimony provided by:
• Representative Gene Pelowski
• Thom Petersen, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Gary Horvath, Lab Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Lorna Schmidt, State Government Relations Director, American Heart Association
• Lucas Sjostrom, Executive Director, Minnesota Milk Producers Association
• Stu Lourey, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Amanda Babcock, State Policy Organizer, Land Stewardship Project
• Paul Sobocinski, Redwood County Hog Farmer and Land Stewardship Project Policy Organizer
• Erin McKee, Community Food Systems Program Director, Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy
• Glen Skuta, Watershed, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
• Amber Hanson Glaeser, Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Farm Bureau
• Bruce Kleven, Representative, Minnesota State Cattlemen
• Don Arnosti, Conservation Issues Program Director, Izaak Walton League


The meeting adjourned at 10:54 AM.



__________________________________________
Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
House TV Video:
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Informational hearing on Special Session Omnibus Agriculture, Housing and Rural Development Finance bill.
00:00 - Comments by the Chair.
05:42 - Walk-through of spreadsheet.
19:26 - Walk-through of language.
42:36 - Division questions and comments.
56;50 - Public testimony.
Runs 1 hour, 53 minutes.


Informational hearing on Special Session Omnibus Agriculture, Housing and Rural Development Finance bill (Revisor #19-5229)
Nonpartisan staff walk-through of agriculture articles and spreadsheet.
Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn if you would like to testify.

No official action will be taken.