STATE OF MINNESOTA FOURTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE POLICY COMMITTEE
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair of the Agriculture Policy Committee, called the meeting of the Agriculture Policy Committee to order at 10:17 AM on March 7th, 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 10:17 AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Mahoney moved that the minutes of March 1, 2017 be approved. THE MOTION PREVAILED.
HF1717 (Anderson, P.) Agriculture provisions policy and technical changes made, dairy law reorganized, and conforming changes made.
Representative Anderson moved HF1717.
Representative Anderson moved the H1717DE2 amendment.
Testifying on the H1717DE2 amendment:
Colbey Sullivan, Non-Partisan House Research
Whitney Place, Director Government Affairs, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Daniel Raichel. National Resources Defense Council
Carmen Fernholtz, Madison, MN
Lex Horan, Pesticide Action Network
Kristy Allen, The Beez Kneez, LLC
Lori Cox, Roots Return Heritage Farm
Pamela Herou, Xerces Society
Patricia Houser, Honey for Bees
Erin Rupp, Pollinate Minnesota
Matthew Wohlman, Deputy Commissioner, Minnesota Department of Agriculture
Ken Ostlie, University of Minnesota Extension
Representative Anderson moved to adopt the H1717DE2 amendment. THE MOTION PREVAILED AND THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Anderson laid over HF1717 as amended.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:58 a.m.
Representative Paul Anderson, Chair
Tyler Webster, Committee Legislative Assistant