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Agriculture Finance and Policy

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Agriculture Finance and Policy

3/23/2023
Agriculture Policy Omnibus Bill
Late Monday, March 20, 2023: Ag policy omnibus bill HF 1587 (Vang) will be posted.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023: walk through and public testimony.
12 pm noon, Wednesday, March 22: amendments due.
Thursday, March 23: mark up and passage.
Friday, March 24: mark up and passage, if necessary.

HF 1587 (Vang) Restricted species provisions modified. DE amendment – mark up and passage.
HF 2784 (Sencer-Mura) Farming incubator project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2861 (Vang) Minnesota dairy farmer grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2946 (Vang) Hemp provisions amended.
HF 2773 (Vang) Hemp fiber processing equipment grant program established, research and equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing. If you are bringing hard copies, bring 40 copies. Note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline.
TESTIFYING: Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Agriculture Finance and Policy webpage.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

*Agenda items (including bills) may be added or removed, and/or order may change.
Bills Added:
HF1587 (Vang) - Agriculture policy bill.
HF2773 (Vang) - Hemp fiber processing equipment grant program established, research and equipment grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2784 (Sencer-Mura) - Farming incubator project funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2861 (Vang) - Minnesota dairy farmer grants funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2946 (Vang) - Hemp provisions amended.
Attachments:

Agriculture Finance and Policy

3/21/2023
Agriculture Policy Omnibus Bill
Late Monday, March 20, 2023: Ag policy omnibus bill HF 1587 (Vang) will be posted.
Tuesday, March 21, 2023: walk through and public testimony.
12 pm noon, Wednesday, March 22: amendments due.
Thursday, March 23: mark up and passage.
Friday, March 24: mark up and passage, if necessary.

HF 1587 (Vang) Restricted species provisions modified. DE amendment.
HF 2387 (Hansen, R) Fur farmer registration requirements modified, commercial permits for restricted species eliminated, and feral pigs and mink report required.
HF 2142 (Tabke) Grant program established to prevent wolf-livestock conflict, and money appropriated.
HF 127 (Burkel) Wolf and elk depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2299 (Anderson PH) Deer abatement and crop damage report funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing. If you are bringing hard copies, bring 40 copies. Note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline.
TESTIFYING: Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the State and Local Government Finance and Policy webpage.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

*Agenda items (including bills) may be added or removed, and/or order may change.
Bills Added:
HF1587 (Vang) - Agriculture policy bill.
HF0127 (Burkel) - Wolf and elk depredation payment funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2142 (Tabke) - Grant program established to prevent wolf-livestock conflict, and money appropriated.
HF2299 (Anderson) - Deer abatement and crop damage report funding provided, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2387 (Hansen) - Fur farmer registration requirements modified, commercial permits for restricted species eliminated, and feral pigs and mink report required.
Attachments:

Agriculture Finance and Policy

3/16/2023
AGENDA*
1 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
MDA Farm Link presentation.
HF 2110 (Wolgamott) Center for Rural Policy and Development grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 860 (Petersburg) Local food promotion and education event funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2288 (Tabke) University of Minnesota; farm scale winter greenhouse research and development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 695 (Frederick) Agriculture-related business assistance funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF 1606 (Burkel) Minnesota Turf Seed Council grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2563 (Cha) Meat, poultry, egg, and milk processing facilities funding provided, and money appropriated.

6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
HF 2562 (Sencer-Mura) Commissioner of agriculture funding provided for grants to partner organizations to assist meat and poultry processors with hiring and training new employees, and money appropriated.
HF 2278 (Vang) Board of Animal Health funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1361 (Vang) Community development financial institutions technical assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2679 (Vang) Department of Agriculture, Board of Animal Health, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, and Office of Broadband Development budgets established; money transferred to border-to-border broadband fund account; policy and technical changes made to agriculture provisions; fees modified; accounts created; reports required; civil penalties provided; and money appropriated.
HF 2472 (Hansen, R) New program for systemic pesticide-treated seed established, new account in agricultural fund established, and money appropriated.
HF 1585 (Vang) Nonnative Phragmites added to noxious weeds provisions.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing. If you are bringing hard copies, bring 40 copies. Note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline.
TESTIFYING: Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Agriculture Finance and Policy webpage.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

*Agenda items (including bills) may be added or removed, and/or order may change.
Bills Added:
HF0695 (Frederick) - Agriculture-related business assistance funding provided, reports required, and money appropriated.
HF0860 (Petersburg) - Local food promotion and education event funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1606 (Burkel) - Minnesota Turf Seed Council grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2110 (Wolgamott) - Center for Rural Policy and Development grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2288 (Tabke) - University of Minnesota; farm scale winter greenhouse research and development funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2472 (Hansen) - New program for systemic pesticide-treated seed established, new account in agricultural fund established, and money appropriated.
HF2562 (Sencer-Mura) - Commissioner of agriculture grant funding provided to partner organizations to assist meat and poultry processors with hiring and training new employees, and money appropriated.
HF2563 (Cha) - Meat, poultry, egg, and milk processing facilities funding provided; and money appropriated.
HF2679 (Vang) - Department of Agriculture, Board of Animal Health, Agricultural Utilization Research Institute, and Office of Broadband Development budgets established; money transferred to border-to-border broadband fund account; policy and technical changes made; fees modified; accounts created; civil penalties provided; and money appropriated.
HF1361 (Vang) - Community development financial institutions technical assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF2278 (Vang) - Agriculture finance and policy bill.
HF1585 (Vang) - Nonnative Phragmites added to noxious weeds provisions.
Attachments:
HF 2472 -- Margot Monson (Supports).pdf (3/14/2023)
HF 2170 -- Conservation Minnesota (Supports).pdf (3/14/2023)
HF 2472 -- Roy Perish (Supports).pdf (3/14/2023)
HF 2472 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 -- Amendment A3 Anderson.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 -- Amendment A1 Anderson.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2679 -- MFB (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
3.16.23 - MDA Budget - Governor's Recommendations.pdf (3/15/2023)
3.16.23 - MDA FarmLink.pdf (3/15/2023)
Ag 3-16-2023 Agenda.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2278 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2278 -- Amendment A1.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 1361 -- Amendment A2 Harder.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 1361 -- Amendment A1 Jacob.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2562 & 2563 -- MN Farmers Union (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2679 -- MN Corn Growers Assoc (Opposes).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2679 -- The Nature Conservancy (Soil Health -- Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 695 -- GreenSeam Year in Review.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 695 -- GreenSeam.pdf (3/15/2023)
Meat Processing Bottleneck Report -- Executive Summary.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 & 1317 -- American Bird Conservancy (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 & 1317 -- Pollinator Stewardship Council (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 -- CropLife America (Opposes).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 -- Natural Resources Defense Council (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 & 1130 -- Coalition Letter in Supports.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2472 -- Letter from Health Experts (Supports).pdf (3/15/2023)
Ag Cmte 3-14-2023 Minutes.pdf (3/15/2023)
HF 2562 -- Paul Sobocinski MFU Bottleneck Project Manager (Supports).pdf (3/16/2023)
HF 860 -- Local Foods Marketplace Festival Report 2022.pdf (3/16/2023)
HF 860 -- Spring Tradeshow Report.pdf (3/16/2023)
HF2563 & 2562 -- Land Stewardship Project.pdf (3/16/2023)
Central Lakes Testimony_Support_HF2562_3.16.23.pdf (3/16/2023)
WCI Testimony HF2562[47].pdf (3/16/2023)
HF 2679 -- DEED (Supports).pdf (3/16/2023)
HF 2288 -- Presentation.pptx (3/16/2023)
HF 2472 -- MN Crop Production Retailers (Opposes).pdf (3/16/2023)

Agriculture Finance and Policy

3/14/2023
HF1747 (Pursell) Next generation farmer development program established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF 1057 (Vang) Agriculture; down payment assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 1361 (Vang) Community development financial institutions technical assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF 2718 (Cha) Grain indemnity account established, and money appropriated.
HF 2278 (Vang) Board of Animal Health funding provided, and money appropriated.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing. If you are bringing hard copies, bring 40 copies. Note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline.
TESTIFYING: Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Agriculture Finance and Policy webpage.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

*Agenda items (including bills) may be added or removed, and/or order may change.
Bills Added:
HF1057 (Vang) - Agriculture; down payment assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1361 (Vang) - Community development financial institutions technical assistance grant funding provided, and money appropriated.
HF1747 (Pursell) - Next generation farmer development program established, report required, and money appropriated.
HF2718 (Cha) - Grain indemnity account established, and money appropriated.
HF2278 (Vang) - Agriculture finance and policy bill.
Attachments:
Ag 3-14-2023 Agenda.pdf (3/11/2023)
HF 1057 -- Amendment A1 Vang.pdf (3/12/2023)
HF 2278 -- Amendment A1.pdf (3/12/2023)
HF 1057 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1057 -- Amendment A3 Harder.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1057 -- Amendment A6 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1361 -- Amendment A1 Jacob.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1361 -- Amendment A2 Harder.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A3 Harder.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A4 Jacob.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A5 Burkel.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A6 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF2278 -- Amendment A2 Anderson.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Amendment A1 Hansen.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- MRBF (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF1057 & 1361 -- Jeff Diamond (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Minnesota Grain and Feed Association (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- New Vision (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- Cooperative Network (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1057 -- Roosts Return Heritage Farm (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 -- Roosts Return Heritage Farm (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 -- Agate Acres Farm (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 -- Frechette Farms (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF1747 -- Heirloomista Farm (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1057 -- MN Farmers Union (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2472 -- American Seed Trade Association (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 & 1057 -- Medicine Creek Farm (Supports).pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 1747 -- HRD Summary.pdf (3/13/2023)
HF 2718 -- CHS (Opposes).pdf (3/13/2023)
Grain Buyers_Letters of Support for Grain Indemnity_3.10.23.pdf (3/14/2023)
MFU Support for Grain Indemnity_HF2718_3.10.23.pdf (3/14/2023)
HF1057 & 1361 -- Mia Farinas (Supports).pdf (3/14/2023)
HF 2718 -- MGFA (Opposes).pdf (3/16/2023)

Agriculture Finance and Policy

3/9/2023
HF 1497 (Pursell) False labeling of pesticide-treated plants as pollinator friendly prohibited.
HF 1130 (Tabke) Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
HF 1150 (Hansen, R) Registration for pesticides containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance prohibited.
HF 1317 (Hansen, R) Terms defined; Use, storage, disposal, and sale of pesticide-treated seed regulated; label statements for pesticide-treated seed required; consumer guidance required; rulemaking required; and money appropriated.
HF 2472 (Hansen, R) New program for systemic pesticide-treated seed established, new account in agricultural fund established, and money appropriated.

HANDOUTS: Handouts MUST BE IN PDF FORMAT and emailed to the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing. If you are bringing hard copies, bring 40 copies. Note: submitted written testimony is public and will be included in the official committee record. It may be posted to the committee webpage if received by deadline.
TESTIFYING: Testimony is limited. The number of testifiers and length of time permitted is at the discretion of the chair, and is subject to change. Please plan accordingly. If you would like to testify, please email the committee administrator by 12 p.m. (noon) the business day before the hearing.
DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents may be found on the Agriculture Finance and Policy webpage.
ACCESSIBILITY: To learn more about requesting an accommodation, please visit the FAQs for Disability Access. If you have further questions on accommodations or accessibility, please contact the Committee Administrator.

*Agenda items (including bills) may be added or removed, and/or order may change.
Bills Added:
HF1130 (Tabke) - Cities authorized to adopt pesticide control ordinances.
HF1150 (Hansen) - Registration for pesticides containing perfluoroalkyl or polyfluoroalkyl substance prohibited.
HF1317 (Hansen) - Agriculture; terms defined; use, storage, disposal, and sale of pesticide-treated seed regulated; label statements required; consumer guidance required; rulemaking required; penalties modified; and money appropriated.
HF1497 (Pursell) - False labeling of pesticide-treated plants as pollinator friendly prohibited.
HF2472 (Hansen) - New program for systemic pesticide-treated seed established, new account in agricultural fund established, and money appropriated.
Attachments:
Ag 3-9-2023.pdf (3/5/2023)
HF 1317 -- Pollinator Friendly Alliance (Supports).pdf (3/6/2023)
HF 2472 -- Pollinator Friendly Alliance (Supports).pdf (3/6/2023)
HF 1130 -- League of Minnesota Cities (Supports).pdf (3/7/2023)
HF 1130 -- Amendment A1.pdf (3/7/2023)
HF 2472 -- Sign-on Ltr from 18 Scientists & Health Profs (Support).pdf (3/7/2023)
HF 1130 -- Amendment A3.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1317 -- Amendment A2.pdf (3/8/2023)
MN Pesticide Bills - Sierra Club North Star Chapter (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1150, 1317, 2472 -- Roots Return Heritage Farm (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 & 1130 -- 17 Organizations in Support.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1317 -- Amendment A1.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- Labrieetal Article.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- Robert and Labrie Testimony.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1150 -- RISE (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF1130, 1317 & 2472 -- Minnesota Crop Production Retailers (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1317 -- ASTA (opposes_.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- ASTA (opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1317 & 2472 -- Minnesota Corn Growers Association (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- RISE (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- MN Golf Course Superintendent Assoc (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- Natural Resources Defense Council (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- National Pest Management Association (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- List of Retailers, Producers, Businesses (Oppose).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- Michael Chaney of Project Sweetier Pie.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130, 1317, & 2472 -- CropLife America (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1150 -- Chemistry Council Center for Biocide Chemistries (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- Minnesota Pest Management Association (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- Metro Cities (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1317 & 2472 -- Pollinator Stewardship Council (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1150 -- Animal Health Institute (Opposes).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- Bonnie Wirtz (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1497 -- Fiscal Note.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1150 -- Fiscal Note.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1130 -- Fiscal Note.pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- Margot Monson (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 2472 -- Roy Perish Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
HF 1494 -- Xerces Society (Supports).pdf (3/8/2023)
AltEn Article excerpt Lincoln StarJournal 3 4 23.pdf (3/9/2023)
HF 1317 & 2472 Just Wu-Smart, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Bee Lab.pdf (3/9/2023)
HF 2472 & 1317 -- American Bird Conservancy (Supports).pdf (3/9/2023)
HF 1130 -- William Haselbauer & Aaron Johnsen (Opposes).pdf (3/9/2023)
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