STATE OF MINNESOTA EIGHTEENTH MEETING
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES NINETIETH SESSION
AGRICULTURE FINANCE COMMITTEE
Representative Hamilton, Chair of the Agriculture Finance Committee, called the meeting to order at 10:16AM on February 27th, 2018, in Room 5 of the State Office Building.
The Committee Legislative Assistant noted the roll.
HAMILTON, Rod, Chair
MILLER, Tim, Vice Chair
Excused: MAHONEY, Tim.
Representative Hamilton called the meeting to order at 10:16AM. A quorum was present.
Representative Bahr moved to approve the minutes of March 24nd, 2017. THE MINUTES WERE APPROVED.
Representative Miller moved HF2882.
HF2882 (Miller) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
Testifying on behalf of HF2882 was Whitney Place, Minnesota Department of Agriculture, Gary Wertish, President, Minnesota Farmer’s Union, Ed Jostock, Dairy farmer, Rochester.
Representative Miller moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
HF2882, as amended, was laid over.
Representative Hamilton moved HF3050.
HF3050 (Sundin) Rural Finance Authority funding provided, bonds issued, and money appropriated.
HF3050 was laid over.
Representative Clark moved HF2457.
HF2457 (Clark) Minneapolis; Agricultural Utilization Research Institute Research funding provided, and money appropriated.
Representative Clark moved the A1 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Representative Clark moved the A2 amendment. THE AMENDMENT WAS ADOPTED.
Testifying on behalf of HF2457 was Jerry VanDyke, Bargen Inc., Mountain Lake, John Olson, Public Works Manager, Hutchison, Dan Skogen, Government Relations Director, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, Dr. James Gosse, Agriculture Utilization Research Institute, and Gene Ranieri, Director of Government Relations, Minneapolis.
HF2457, as amended, was laid over.
The meeting was adjourned at 11:37AM.
Representative Rod Hamilton, Chair
Rachael Bucholz, Committee Legislative Assistant