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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

THIRTIETH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - February 20, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on February 20th, 2020, 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
ANDERSON, Paul
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
KIEL, Debra
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Representative Brand moved the minutes from February 18th, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Update on farm and rural stress from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture:
• Meg Moynihan, Agriculture Marketing and Development
• Wayne Pike, Farm Advocate
• Monica McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist

Representative Brand moved HF 3224 to be laid over for possible inclusion in the supplemental finance bill.

Representative Brand moved the H3224A1 amendment to HF 3224.

The motion prevailed.

Public testimony from:
• Michele and James Gran
• Josie Lonetti, Associate Director of Public Policy, Minnesota Farm Bureau
• Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union

Representative Brand renewed his motion that HF 3224 as amended be laid over for possible inclusion in the supplemental finance bill.

Update on farm safety:
• Peder Kjeseth, Legislative Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Paul Hugunin, Agriculture Marketing and Development Division Director, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Megan Schossow, Outreach Director, Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
• Nancy Leppink, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

The meeting was adjourned at 11:31 AM.







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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant


More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3224 (Brand) - Farm safety grant program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

01:14 - Update from Department of Agriculture on farm/rural stress initiatives.
- Meg Moynihan, Ag Marketing & Development.
- Monica McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist.
- Steve Zenk, Farm Advocate.
1:00:13 - HF3224 (Brand) Farm safety grant program established, and money appropriated.
- Michele Gran and James Gran.
1:17:39 - Update from Department of Agriculture on farm safety.
- Peder Kjeseth, Legislative Director.
- Paul Hugunin, Department of Agriculture Ag. Marketing & Development Division Director.
- Megan Schossow, Outreach Director, Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center.
- Nancy Leppink, Commissioner, Department of Labor and Industry.
Runs 1 hour, 46 minutes.


I. Update from MN Dept. of Agriculture on farm/rural stress initiatives
• Meg Moynihan, Ag Marketing & Development
• Monica McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist
• Steve Zenk, Farm Advocate

II. Update from MN Dept. of Agriculture on farm safety
• Peder Kjeseth, Legislative Director
• Paul Hugunin, MDA Ag. Marketing & Development Division Director
• Megan Schossow, Outreach Director, Upper Midwest Agriculture Safety and Health Center
• Nancy Leppink, Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry

III. HF 3224 (Brand) Farm safety grant program established, and money appropriated
• Michele Gran and James Gran