HF3719 will be the vehicle for the Omnibus Agriculture Finance Bill. An author's delete-all amendment will be posted by Monday morning. Amendments drafted to the delete-all amendment will be due to committee staff by Monday, April 16th at 5:00 p.m.
(Cornish) - Farmamerica grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Hamilton) - Omnibus agriculture finance bill.
Informational hearing on foreign animal disease preparedness. Presentation from Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) Presentation from former MDA Commissioner Gene Hugoson Presentation from Dr. Mike Eisenmenger Presentation from Mark Luecke, CEO, Medgene Labs Presentation from Mitch Abrahamsen, Recombinetics Presentation from the University of Minnesota Presentation from the Minnesota Board of Animal Health
Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) presentation on supplemental budget recommendations and update on MDA programming.
(Backer) - Mental health counseling for farm families and farm business operators funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Swedzinski) - Mental health counseling funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Poppe) - Mental health counseling and advocate services funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Poppe) - Farmers' Legal Action Group grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
(Fabian) - Agriculture commissioner allowed to reimburse a university extension agent for providing the fair market value of destroyed or crippled livestock.
(Backer) - Agricultural fertilizer research and education fee, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education Council, Minnesota Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education program, and Agricultural Fertilizer Research and Education account extended by 10 years.
(Backer) - Quarterly minimum production level for advanced biofuel production incentive payments reduced, options expanded for ingredients allowed to be used in advanced biofuel production to qualify for incentive payments, and minimum production level for renewable chemical production incentive reduced.
(Munson) - Noncommercial pesticide applicator license fee reduced.
(Anderson) - Sales of off-sale alcoholic beverages excluded when determining a food handler license fee.
(Johnson) - Rural economic development study funding provided, and money appropriated.
Special Recognition Presentations from Minnesota State Cattlemen's Association Informational hearing. Topics covered to include cover crops, water quality, and benefits of properly managed grazing to wildlife habitat.