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Agriculture Finance and Policy

TWENTIETH MEETING

2021-2022 Regular Session - March 22, 2021

STATE OF MINNESOTA TWENTIETH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETY-SECOND SESSION
AGRICULTURE FINANCE AND POLICY COMMITTEE MINUTES

Representative Mike Sundin, Chair of the Agriculture Finance and Policy Committee, called the virtual meeting to order at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, March 22, 2021, pursuant to House rule 10.01. The meeting was broadcast via Zoom and House Public Information Services.

The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll. A quorum was present.

Members present:
SUNDIN, Mike, CHAIR
ANDERSON, Paul, Minority Lead
BURKEL, John
ECKLUND, Rob
HANSEN, Rick
HANSON, Jessica
KLEVORN, Ginny
LIPPERT, Todd
LUECK, Dale
MILLER, Tim
NELSON, Nathan
THOMPSON, John

Excused:
VANG, Samantha

Rep. Anderson moved to approve adoption of the minutes of the previous meeting. The motion prevailed. The minutes from the March 17, 2021 meeting were adopted.

HF 1450 (Hansen, R.) Dicamba herbicide gross sale fee increased, and dicamba compensation program established.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved that HF 1450 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved the DE1 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying:
Daryn McBeth, CropLife America
Erin Rupp, Pollinate Minnesota
Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Executive Director
Tristan Wilmes, CFS Cooperative and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Board of Directors

Rep. Hansen, R. renewed his motion that HF 1450, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. HF 1450, as amended, was laid over.

HF 766 (Hansen) Additional seed label information required, certain seed uses prohibited, and product stewardship required for corn and soybean seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved that HF 766 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved the A1 Amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testimony:
Mac Ehrhardt, President, Albert Lea Seed
Tristan Wilmes, CFS Cooperative and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Board of Directors
Dr. Judy Wu-Smart
Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Executive Director
Sarah Hoyle, Pesticide Program Specialist, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation
Daryn McBeth, CropLife America

Rep. Hansen, R. renewed his motion that HF 766, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill. HF 766, as amended was laid over.

HF 408 (Hansen) Pollinator lethal insecticide fee increased, and fee revenue allocated to pollinator research.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved the DE2 amendment.

Rep. Hansen, R. moved the A1 amendment to the DE2 amendment. The motion prevailed. The amendment to the amendment was adopted.

The motion on the DE2 amendment, as amended, was before the committee. The motion prevailed. The amendment was adopted.

Testifying:
Margot Monson¸ Entomologist, Beekeeper
Jon Gaeta from RISE
Tristan Wilmes, CFS Cooperative and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Board of Directors
Chris Cowen, Pesticide Action Network
Daryn McBeth, CropLife America
Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Executive Director

Rep. Hansen, R. renewed his motion that HF 408, as amended, be laid over for possible inclusion. HF 408, as amended, was laid over.

HF 670 (Morrison) Chlorpyrifos sale, use, and application banned; product recall and collection efforts required; and money transferred.

Rep. Lippert moved that HF 670 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill.

Rep. Lippert presented HF 670 on behalf of Rep. Morrison.

Testifying:
Bonnie Wirtz
Daryn McBeth, CropLife America
Emily Marquez, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Pesticide Action Network North America
Bill Bond, Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Executive Director
Debbie Bennett, Professor, UC Davis in the Department of Public Health Science
Tristan Wilmes, CFS Cooperative and Minnesota Crop Production Retailers Association Board of Directors

Rep. Morrison gave closing remarks to HF 670.

Rep. Lippert renewed the motion that HF 670 be laid over for possible inclusion in the omnibus Agriculture Finance bill. HF 670 was laid over.

Chair Sundin adjourned the meeting at 2:18 P.M.





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Representative Mike Sundin, Chair





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Kyle Smith, Committee Legislative Assistant

More Info On This Meeting..
Bills Added:
  • HF670 (Morrison) - Chlorpyrifos sale, use, and application banned; product recall and collection efforts required; and money transferred.
  • HF766 (Hansen) - Additional seed label information required, certain seed uses prohibited, and product stewardship required for corn and soybean seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
  • HF1450 (Hansen) - Dicamba herbicide gross sale fee increased, and dicamba compensation program established.
  • HF408 (Hansen) - Pollinator lethal insecticide fee increased, and fee revenue allocated to pollinator research.
House TV Video:
View Archive

02:17 HF1450 (Hansen) Dicamba herbicide gross sale fee increased, and dicamba compensation program established.
20:15 HF766 (Hansen) Additional seed label information required, certain seed uses prohibited, and product stewardship required for corn and soybean seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
42:02 HF408 (Hansen) Pollinator lethal insecticide fee increased, and fee revenue allocated to pollinator research.
58:45 HF670 (Morrison) Chlorpyrifos sale, use, and application banned; product recall and collection efforts required; and money transferred.


I. HF 670 (Morrison) Chlorpyrifos sale, use, and application banned; product recall and collection efforts required; and money transferred.
II. HF 766 (Hansen) Additional seed label information required, certain seed uses prohibited, and product stewardship required for corn and soybean seed coated or treated with neonicotinoid pesticide.
III. HF 1450 (Hansen) Dicamba herbicide gross sale fee increased, and dicamba compensation program established.
IV. HF 408 (Hansen) Pollinator lethal insecticide fee increased, and fee revenue allocated to pollinator research.

Amendment deadline: 4:00 PM, Friday, March 19, 2021.

This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/cco/rules/permrule/1001.htm

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: Please contact nancy.conley@house.mn by 4:00 PM, Friday, March 19, 2021 if you would like to sign up to testify (testimony may be limited to 2 minutes/person). Written testimony is encouraged and should be submitted by 4:00 PM, March 19th to ensure it will be posted on the committee website and provided to members in advance of the hearing.

PUBLIC VIEWING: This remote hearing may be viewed via the House webcast schedule page: https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/htv/schedule.asp NOTE: HTV 1 and HTV 2 will provide live closed captioning. Video archives of meetings streamed on HTV 3, 4, and 5 will have closed captions added. Other reasonable accessibility accommodations may be made with advance notice.

PUBLIC ACCESSIBILITY: If you have questions about the accessibility of remote hearings or require an accommodation, please contact Jenny Nash at: jenny.nash@house.mn or by leaving a message at 651-296-4122. Please do not contact her with questions about the substance of the meeting agenda.

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents will be posted on the House Agriculture Finance & Policy Committee website at https://www.house.leg.state.mn.us/Committees/Home/92001