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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-FOURTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 05, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-FOURTH 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 5th, 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 March 3rd, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Introduction of Tom Smude, 2018 Innovator of the Year, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute

Representative Vang moved that HF 3706 be recommended to be rereferred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Testimony provided by:
• Whitney Place, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Relations, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Public testimony provided by:
• Sarah Wellington, Founder, Minnesota Hemp Farmers & Manufacturers Association
• Matthew Kaiser, Advisory Board Member, Minnesota Hemp Farmers & Manufacturers Association

Representative Vang renewed her motion that HF 3706 be recommended to be rereferred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

The motion prevailed.

A continuation of the division’s February 13th, 2020 discussion of industrial hemp:
• Anthony Cortilet, Plant Protection, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Brand assumed the gavel at 10:24AM.

Representative Poppe moved that HF 3533 be recommended to be rereferred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

Representative Poppe moved the H3533A2 amendment for approval.

The motion prevailed.

Testimony provided by:
• Betti Kamolz, Recorder, Brown County
• Mary Schreiner, Deputy Recorder, Brown County

Representative Poppe renewed her motion that that HF 3533 as amended be recommended to be rereferred to the Judiciary Finance and Civil Law Division.

The motion prevailed.

Chair Poppe reassumed the gavel at 10:31AM.

Representative Lippert moved HF 3739 for future consideration.

Testimony provided by:
• Paul Sobocinski, Rural Policy Organizer, Land Stewardship Project
• Dan Miller, Farm Business Instructor, Riverland Community College
• Stu Lourey, Government Relations Director, Minnesota Farmers Union

Representative Lippert renewed his motion that HF 3739 for future consideration.

The meeting was adjourned at 10:53AM.



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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair


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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF3533 (Poppe) - Real property provisions modified and updated, obsolete provisions repealed, and clarifying and technical changes made.
  • HF3706 (Vang) - Industrial hemp provisions modified, definitions provided, and industrial hemp data classified.
  • HF3739 (Lippert) - Farm crisis loan origination fee grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
View Archive

04:45 - HF3706 (Vang) Industrial hemp provisions modified, definitions provided, and industrial hemp data classified.
14:48 - Continuation of industrial hemp discussion.
39:46 - HF3533 (Poppe) Real property provisions modified and updated, obsolete provisions repealed, and clarifying and technical changes made.
46:42 - HF3739 (Lippert) Farm crisis loan origination fee grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
Runs 1 hour, 7 minutes.


I. Continuation of industrial hemp discussion
• Anthony Cortilet, MN Department of Agriculture

II. HF 3706 (Vang) Industrial hemp provisions modified, definitions provided, and industrial hemp data classified.
• Whitney Place, Assistant Commissioner, MN Department of Agriculture
• Peder Kjeseth, Director of Government Relations, MDA

III. HF 3533 (Poppe) Real property provisions modified and updated, obsolete provisions repealed, and clarifying and technical changes made.
• Betti Kamolz, Brown County Recorder
• Troy Olsen

IV. HF 3739 (Lippert) Farm crisis loan origination fee grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
• Paul Sobocinski, livestock farmer and Land Stewardship Project rural policy organizer
• Dan Miller, Farm Business Instructor at Riverland College and livestock and crop farmer

REMOVED: MDA Policy bill
HF 3991 (Poppe) Grain buyer contract dates modified.