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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-THIRD MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 03, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-THIRD MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-FIRST SESSION

AGRICULTURE & FOOD FINANCE & POLICY DIVISION

MINUTES

Representative Jeanne Poppe, member of the Division, called the meeting to order at 9:45 AM on March 3rd, 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 27th, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Presentation from Future Farmers of America Officers:
• Nic Potthoff, State Vice-President, Martin County West FFA
• Savannah Aanerud, State Sentinel, Morris FFA

Representative Brand moved that HF 3767 be recommended to be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes.

Representative Brand moved the H3767A1 amendment to HF 3767.

The motion prevailed.

Testimony provided by:
• Andrew Duerr, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs
• Brian Carlson, Minnesota Federation of County Fairs

Representative Brand renewed his motion that HF 3767 as amended be recommended to be rereferred to the Committee on Taxes.

The motion prevailed.

Representative Brand assumed the gavel at 10:01AM

Representative Poppe moved that HF 3799 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

Testimony provided by:
• Sarah Dornink, Executive Director, Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council (MAELC)

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that HF 3799 be recommended to be placed on the General Register.

The motion prevailed.

Chair Poppe reassumed the gavel at 10:06AM.

The Minnesota Department of Agriculture presented the Bioincentives Report and Annual Biodiesel Report
• Bob Patton, Supervisor, Energy and Environment Section, Agriculture Marketing and Development Division

Representative Brand assumed the gavel at 10:22AM.

Representative Poppe moved that HF 3699 be recommended to be rereferred to the Committee on Commerce.

Testimony provided by:
• Brian Thalmann, Chairman, Minnesota Corn Growers Association
• Erik Osmon, Plant Manager, Bushmill Ethanol Plant
• Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union
• Erin Roth, Executive Director, Minnesota/Wisconsin Petroleum Council
• Rick Dehn, Vice President, Minnesota Petroleum Marketers Association
• Mike O’Brien, Vice President of Market Development, Growth Energy
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Kevin Paap, President, Minnesota Farm Bureau
• Amanda Bilek, Policy Director, Minnesota Corn Growers Association

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that HF 3699 be recommended to be rereferred to the Committee on Commerce.

The motion prevailed.

The meeting was adjourned at 11:16AM.



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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant



More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3767 (Brand) - County agricultural society county fair revenue use modified.
  • HF3799 (Poppe) - Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council membership modified, and terminology modified.
  • HF3699 (Poppe) - Gasoline minimum biofuel content increased to 15 percent, fuel retailers required to offer ten percent biofuel blends for use by motorists, and certain dates modified.

I. FFA greeting
II. HF 3767 (Brand) County agricultural society county fair revenue use modified.
III. HF 3799 (Poppe) modifying membership of the Minnesota Agricultural Education Leadership Council; modifying terminology.
IV. MN Dept of Agriculture Annual Biodiesel Report to the Legislature and Annual Bioincentives Report to the Legislature
V. HF 3699 (Poppe) Increasing the minimum biofuel content in gasoline to 15 percent; requiring fuel retailers to offer blends of ten percent biofuel for use by certain motorists.

If you would like to testify, please contact Carl.Kaase@house.mn or Nancy.Conley@house.mn.