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Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division

THIRTY-SIXTH MEETING

2019-2020 Regular Session - March 12, 2020

STATE OF MINNESOTA THIRTY-SIXTH 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 9:47 AM on March 12th, 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
VANG, Samantha
WAZLAWIK, Ami

A quorum was present.

Members excused:

POSTON, John
TABKE, Brad

Representative Brand moved the minutes from March 10th, 2020.

The motion prevailed.

Representative Ecklund moved that HF 4072 be recommended to be referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

Representative Ecklund moved the H4072DE2 amendment for approval.

The motion prevailed.

Testimony provided by:
• Andrea Vaubel, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

Representative Ecklund renewed his motion that HF 4072 as amended be recommended to be referred to the Jobs and Economic Development Finance Division.

The motion prevailed.

Representative Brand moved that HF 3926 be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Brand renewed his motion that HF 3926 be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Anderson moved that HF 3762 be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Anderson moved the H3762A1 amendment for approval.

Representative Anderson incorporated an oral amendment to the H3762A1 amendment:
Page 1, after line 2, insert: “Page 1, line 21, after “$500” insert “per silo”

Representative Anderson moved the H3762A1 amendment as amended.

The motion prevailed.

Representative Anderson renewed his motion that HF 3762 as amended be laid over for future consideration.

Representative Hansen moved HF 1293 for future consideration.

Representative Hansen moved an oral amendment to HF 1293:
Page 2, after line 10, insert: “Sec. 3. Effective date. This act is effective January 1, 2021.”

The motion prevailed.

Testimony provided by:
• Erin Rupp, Executive Director, Pollinate Minnesota
• Margaret Munson, Educator and Bee Keeper
• Chris Cowen, Pesticide Action Network

Representative Hansen renewed his motion that HF 1293 as amended be laid over for future consideration.

Minnesota Department of Agriculture report and presentation on the Wolf-Livestock Prevention Grant Pilot Program.
• Mark Abrahamson, Division Director, Plant Protection

The meeting was adjourned at 11:14AM.



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Representative Jeanne Poppe, Chair



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Carl Kaase, Committee Legislative Assistant




More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF4072 (Ecklund) - Department of Agriculture required to enable farm safety consultants to perform workplace safety surveys, and workplace safety grant and loan eligibility expanded.
  • HF3926 (Brand) - Grain storage facility safety funding provided, and money appropriated.
  • HF1293 (Hansen) - Corn and soybean additional label statement required for seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
  • HF3762 (Anderson) - Grain storage facility safety grant program established, and money appropriated.
House TV Video:
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01:58 - HF4072 (Ecklund) Department of Agriculture required to enable farm safety consultants to perform workplace safety surveys, and workplace safety grant and loan eligibility expanded.
09:28 - HF3926 (Brand) Grain storage facility safety funding provided, and money appropriated.
20:30 - HF3762 (Anderson) Grain storage facility safety grant program established, and money appropriated.
29:04 - HF1293 (Hansen) Corn and soybean additional label statement required for seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
1:04:23 - Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Pilot Program Report.
- Mark Abrahamson, Division Director, Department of Agriculture.
Runs 1 hour, 27 minutes.


I. REMOVED: Governor's Supplemental Budget recommendations
II. HF 4072 (Ecklund) Department of Agriculture required to enable farm safety consultants to perform workplace safety surveys, and workplace safety grant and loan eligibility expanded.
- Stu Lourey, MN Farmers Union
III. HF 3926 (Brand) Grain storage facility safety funding provided, and money appropriated.
IV. BILL ADDED: HF 3762 (Anderson) Grain storage facility safety grant program established, and money appropriated.
V. BILL ADDED: HF 1293 (Hansen) Corn and soybean additional label statement required for seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
- Erin Rupp, Pollinate MN
- Margaret Monson
VI. REPORT ADDED: Wolf-Livestock Conflict Prevention Pilot Program Report
- Mark Abrahamson, Division Director, MDA

Other bills may be added