STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:15 AM on February 8th, 2017, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
ANDERSON, Paul, Chair
BACKER, Jeff Vice Chair
Representative Anderson called the meeting to order at 10:15 AM. A quorum was present.
Marc Knisley, Chief Executive Officer, United Farm Credit Services, testified on Minnesota Agricultural Credit issues.
Jessica Fyre, General Counsel, AgCountry Financial Services, testified on Minnesota Agricultural Credit Issues.
Staci Martin, Director of Legislative Affairs, AgStar Financial Services, testified on Minnesota Agricultural Credit Issues.
Representative Johnson moved that the minutes of February 1, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
Andrea Vaubel, Assistant Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, presented the department’s report to the legislature on Farm Safety.
Rebecca Kenow, Director of Sustainability, Land O’ Lakes, presented on precision conservation planning tools from Land O’ Lakes Inc.
Tom Buman, Chief Executive Officer, Agren, presented on conservation software applications.
Dr. Adam Birr, Executive Director, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, presented on alternative practices for buffer implementation.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:53 a.m.
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair
Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant