House Agriculture and Food Finance and Policy Division 2/27/20


>>AND GOOD MORNING WE’RE GOING TO CALL THE ORDERS THAT EVERY CULTURE AND FOOD FINANCE AND POLICY DIVISION HAVE WE ARE AWAITING AT LEAST ONE MORE PERSON I THINK PEOPLE ARE WELL AFTER WE HAVE OUR 4 AND SO I’M GOING OF THE MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 25TH MEETING IN THERE AND MEMBERS PACKETS THERE ANY DISCUSSION. THIS INSPECTIONS SEEING NONE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE AYE ANY POSTING THEM ON THE MINUTES ARE ADOPTED. I’M JUST WANT TO NOTE THAT OUR PREVIOUS MINUTES; THE FEBRUARY 13TH; AND REPRESENT A WHY WAS INADVERTENTLY LIST OF ALTHOUGH SHE WAS EXCUSED FROM THAT MEETING SO WE WANT TO JUST CORRECT THOSE MINUTES. THEY’RE NOT IN PACK UP AND GO SO WE KNOW THAT SO THEY’LL BE A PROCEDURAL MOTION TO DO THAT AND THE FIRST ONE IS THAT I MOVE TO RECONSIDER THE MOTION BY WHICH THE MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 13TH AFTER THAT TO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE I I ANY OPPOSED NAY. THE MOTION FAILS AND THE MINUTES FROM FEBRUARY 13TH ARE BEFORE US. SO NOW I MOVE THAT THE OPTION OF THOSE BENNETT ON FEBRUARY 13TH HAS CORRECTED BY ASSISTANT ANY QUESTIONS. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE ANY OPPOSED NAY BOSTON PREVAILS IN THE MINUTES THAT ARE ADOPTED THAT. WELL SO TODAY WE’RE GOING TO AND SAID OF EGG IS GOING TO GIVE US REPORT AN ANGRY THAT’S THE PROGRAM WE IS IT PROVIDES A VARIETY OF GRANTS TO A NUMBER OF PEOPLE AND GROUPS WHO WANT TO KIND OF GET AN UPDATE FROM THEM ABOUT THAT. WE WERE GOING TO HEAR SOME KIND OF FOOD BILLS THOSE HAVE BEEN REMOVED FROM OUR FROM OUR JEN THAT THEY’VE BUT IT IS HUNGER DAY AT THE CAP ALSO THERE MAY BE PEOPLE HERE THAT HAVEN’T AND FUSSED FOR HUNGER AND FOOD SPECIFICALLY SO I’M JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT AND THEN ONE FINAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR WE TURN IT OVER TO THE NBA DANA WHO’S ILL. THEY SAY THAT CORRECTLY IS ART IS ART COMMITTEE PAGE SO HE’LL JUST STEP OVER TO JUST DO INTRODUCE YOU AND IF YOU HAVE; BUT YOU JUST TELL US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST. YOU’RE WELCOME. WE’RE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU IT’S NICE TO HAVE THEM ON IT NO I AND THE PERMANENT COMMITTEE PAID SO WELCOME TO THE CITY. SO WE NOW HAVE THE MEDICINE DEPARTMENT OF AN EGG. THEY CAN COME BEFORE US AS THEY HAVE BEEN AND WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE JUST TO GO AHEAD AND STATE YOUR NAME SAYS YOU PRESENT YOUR TESTIMONY THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING AND THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS.>>MY NAME IS PARK YOU CAN AND THE DIRECTOR THE ACT MARKETING DEVELOPMENT DIVISION AT THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. ATTACKED IN THIS PRESENTATION AND ASHLEY BREAST WILL FOLLOW ME WITH SOME OF THE MORE DETAIL TO PARTS OF THE REPORT. LIKE TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION THEY’RE ACTUALLY 3 HANDOUTS IN YOUR PACKET THAT RELEVANT TO WHAT WE’LL TALK ABOUT TODAY. ONE IS THE POWER POINT SLIDES OF OF WHAT YOU’LL SEE ON THE MONITORS THE SECOND IS THAT FULL AGRI LEGISLATIVE REPORT SO THAT’S THE THICKER DOCUMENT THAT’S 40 PAGES AND THEN THE 3RD IS THE GOOD FOOD ACCESS REPORT AND SO THOSE ARE ALL 3 THINGS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO THE CONVERSATION THIS MORNING. SO RATHER THAN TRY TO WALK YOU THROUGH PAINSTAKINGLY THROUGH THE FULL 40 PAGE AGGER REPORT. WE WANT TO DO TODAY IS DO OUR BEST TO SUMMARIZE AND HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE KEY AREAS AND WE’RE ALSO REALLY PLEASED THAT WE’VE GOT 3 FREE FOLKS WITH US TODAY WHO ARE ACTUALLY PEOPLE WHO RECEIVE GRANTS THROUGH AGRI AND THEY’LL BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT WHAT WHAT DIFFERENCE THAT’S MADE IN THEIR BUSINESSES AND HOW THEIR EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE AS A PROGRAM. BUT THE FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS JUST TAKE A SECOND TO THINK THIS COMMITTEE I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE SUPPORT THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN TO THE ANGRY PROGRAM AND THANK YOU FOR THE FLEXIBILITY THAT YOU’VE GIVEN US TO DO OUR BEST TO MAXIMIZE THE IMPACT THAT THESE FUNDS AND YOU KNOW NOT ALL OF OUR STAFF GETS TO COME TO THESE MEETINGS AND SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE WITH YOU HOW PROUD OUR STAFF IS OF THE ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT THE SPOT AND I’M PROUD OF THE WORK THAT IT DOES FOR FARMERS AND PROCESSORS AROUND STATE. FOR THOSE RELATIVELY NEW TO THE COMMITTEE I JUST WANTED TO START BY SAYING THAT THE ECRI PROGRAM IS WHAT IS WHAT WAS CREATED WHEN THE ETHANOL PRODUCER PAYMENT PROGRAM AND. SO DURING THE 90’S AND EARLY 2 THOUSANDS; THE STATE INVESTED ABOUT $20 MILLION A YEAR IN NEW ETHANOL PLANTS AROUND THE STATE. AND AS THAT PROGRAM NEAR THAT SUNSET THIS COMMITTEE WAS INSTRUMENTAL IN MAKING SURE CURRY WAS CREATED SO THAT THESE FUNDS COULD CONTINUE TO BE INVESTED IN MINNESOTA. FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE AGRICULTURAL ECONOMY. FISCAL YEAR 12 WAS ACTUALLY THE FIRST YEAR WE HAD EVERY FUNDING AND THAT WAS A PARTIAL YEAR OF FUNDING AND THEN STARTING IN FISCAL YEAR; 13 IS WHERE WE WENT TO FULL FUNDING WHICH AT THAT TIME WAS JUST OVER $10 MILLION A YEAR. AND AS YOU NOW KNOW NOW IN THIS BIENNIUM AGRI IS 14.3 $5 MILLION PER YEAR. AND OF FORGET MONTHS. THE BUDGET WRITER FOR AGRI LAYS OUT A PRETTY LONG LIST OF ELIGIBLE PROGRAMS AND WHAT THIS SLIDE SHOWS IS KIND OF THE WHAT WE WOULD VIEW AS THE CORE GROUP OF GRANT PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BEEN FUNDED BY AGRI SINCE SINCE ITS FIRST YEAR OF FULL FUNDING. COUPLE THINGS I WANTED TO NOTE IS THAT A COUPLE OF THESE PROGRAMS ARE ACTUALLY GRANT PROGRAMS THAT WERE CREATED BY THE LEGISLATURE PRIOR TO AGRA. SO THE LAST TECH INVESTMENT GRANT PROGRAM AND THE SUSTAINABLE AG DEVELOPMENT GRANT PROGRAM ARE 2 PROGRAMS THAT HAVE THEIR OWN STATUTORY LANGUAGE THEIR OWN OWN RULES SET IN STATUTE; IT’S JUST THAT THE FUNDING FOR THOSE PROGRAMS THAT SHIFTED AND IS NOW PART OF AGRI. THE REST OF THOSE WERE CREATED SPECIFICALLY TO BE PART OF AGRI. SOME OF THE MOST RECENT BIENNIUM SOME FISCAL YEAR 1819 THE AGREE BUTTON INCLUDED SEVERAL NEW AND UNIQUE PROGRAMS THAT WERE CREATED FOR SPECIFIC NEEDS AND OPPORTUNITIES. SO FOR EXAMPLE; THE FIRST THING ON THE LIST IS THAT THE RIDER GAVE US THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE A LIMITED NUMBER OF LARGE VALUE ADDED GRANTS. SO WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE GRANTS THAT RANGE BETWEEN $200;000. IN A MILLION DOLLARS. OUR TYPICAL A MODE OF OPERATION FOR VALUE AND A GRAN SAYS THE MAXIMUM AWARD IS A $199;000 IT’S SO THAT WAS A 30 THAT ONLY EXISTED IN THE PREVIOUS BIENNIUM. THE URBAN ACT GRANTS AND THE GOOD FOOD ACCESS PROGRAM WERE BOTH AT GREAT FOR THE FISCAL 1819 BIENNIUM THAT COULD PUT ACCESS PROGRAM WAS ACTUALLY CREATED BY THIS COMMITTEE IN FISCAL YEAR 17. AT THAT TIME IT WAS A SEPARATE LINE ITEM IN THE STATE BUDGET. AND THEN WITH THE LAST BIENNIUM IT WAS ROLLED INTO BE A PART OF AGRI. BUT TAKE A SECOND TO MENTION THE BIO FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE PART; THE SHIP BECAUSE THAT WAS A REALLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF HOW THE FLEXIBILITY THAT YOU’VE ALLOWED US TO HAVE AN AG RE REALLY PAY DIVIDENDS SO WHAT IT ALLOWED THE DEPARTMENT TO DO WAS SECURE $8 MILLION OF FEDERAL FUNDING FOR BIO FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECTS AROUND THE STATE AND SO TO SO THAT INCLUDED THINGS LIKE UNDERGROUND TANKS. FLEX FUEL PUMPS AND OTHER PUMPS THAT ARE NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO THIS SPENCE HIGHER PERCENTAGES OF BIO FUEL UP RETAIL. THE LAST ITEM ON THE LIST AND THE SLIDE IS THAT DAIRY FARM IMPROVEMENT GRANTS AND SO THAT WAS SOMETHING WE DID IN FISCAL YEAR 19 AND IT’S NOT DAIRY WITH IT I SO THIS WAS THAT THIS PRE SEE THAT THEY’RE WITH AND I WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT IN A SECOND. BUT THIS WAS A PROGRAM THAT WE AT THE END OF FISCAL 19 BECAUSE OF THE CRISIS THAT WAS GOING ON IN THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. AND IT WAS A REALLY IMPORTANT THING FOR COMMISSIONER PETERSON WHEN HE ARRIVED TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING FOR DAIRY FARMERS IN THIS TARGETED FARMERS WHO WHO NEEDED OR WANTED TO TRANSITION FROM GREAT BE TO CREATE A A OR WHO NEEDED TO MAKE SOME SORT OF AN IMPROVEMENT TO MAINTAIN GREAT A STATUS. WE HAD ORIGINALLY ASSUMED WE WE’D BE ABLE TO ISSUE ABOUT $250;000 OF GRANTS FOR THAT PARTICULAR PROGRAM. THE DEMAND FROM DAIRY FARMERS WITH SUCH THAT WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO WARD $750;000 TO DAIRY FARMERS FOR THAT PROGRAM. THIS NEXT SLIDE SHOWS JUST KIND OF GRAPHICALLY HOW THE AMOUNT OF AVAILABLE MONEY IN AGRI THAT’S NOT PRESCRIBED OR NOT YOUR IT’S SIGNIFICANTLY LESS FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR THAN IT WAS IN THE PREVIOUS BIENNIUM. AND THAT’S NOT A COMPLAINT. WE’RE WE’RE SUPER PROUD OF BEING ABLE TO DO THE AREA WITH A KNIFE. BUT I JUST AS COMMITTEE MEMBERS I WANT YOU TO KNOW AND I’LL SHOW YOU IN A LITTLE BIT KIND OF WHAT IMPACT THAT HAS ON SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS THAT WE ADMINISTER. SHIFT FROM THE LAST BIENNIUM INTO TO WHERE WE’RE AT WITH THE CURRENT BIENNIUM IF YOU’VE GOT THE FULL IN JUST A SECOND REPORT IN FRONT OF YOU I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT SOMETHING THAT’S IN IT SO THAT IS YOU HAVE TIME IN YOUR OFFICES IN YOU’RE PERUSING THAT I WANTED TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US. YOU’LL SEE THAT WE HAVE CREATED LISTS OF GRANTEES AND MAPS OF WHERE THOSE FOLKS ARE LOCATED. THAT’S ONE OF THE EXAMPLES I CAN GIVE YOU WITH THE PROGRAM; I JUST TALKED ABOUT THE DAIRY FROM IMPROVEMENT GRANT. AGES 19 THROUGH 21 WILL LIST ALL THE GRANT RECIPIENTS YOU CAN SEE WHAT COUNTY THERE IN THE CITY THE NAME OF THE FARM. AND THEN ON PAGE 22 YOU’LL SEE A MAP OF WHERE ALL OF THEM ARE LOCATED. IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO US WE WANT YOU AS AS THE POLICY MAKERS TO BE ABLE TO ADD A GLANCE SEE WHERE IS THIS MONEY GOING WHO IS RECEIVING IT. SO THAT YOU HAVE A CLEAR INDICATION OF WHERE WE’RE INVESTING THOSE FUNDS. SO AS WE LOOK AT THE CURRENT ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THAT AND HERE’S THE THINGS THAT ARE AND OF CALLED OUT BY MY NAME IN THERE SO THERE’S 14.3 $5 BILLION THAT’S THE ANNUAL APPROPRIATION. THE LARGEST OF COURSE DEDICATED THE MOUNTAIN AREAS; MILLION FOR TERRI WITH AN I AND YOU HEARD MY COLLEAGUE WE TALK ABOUT THAT LAST WE CAN GIVE YOU ENOUGH THEY WON SUPER QUICK UPDATE ON THAT AS WE ARE NOW UP TO JUST SHORT OF 600 FINAL PAYMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN PROCESSED BY ARE DIVISIONS BY OUR DIVISION MORE OF THOSE GO OVER TO THE FINANCE AND PART OF FINANCE AND BUDGET DIVISION. DESPITE EVERY DAY SO WE’RE WE’RE MAKING GOOD PROGRESS ON GETTING THE LAW ASKED LAST BATCH OF PAYMENTS OUT PRODUCERS. BY ONE CENT OF PAYMENTS THAT WAS INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS BIENNIUM TO BE TOO $0.5 MILLION PER YEAR IN THIS BIENNIUM THERE’S A SEPARATE PILE INCENTIVE ROOM OR THAT YOU EITHER HAVE OR YOU WILL HAVE THAT WILL DETAIL WHO WHO THE RECIPIENTS ET CETERA. THE ONE THING I WANT TO LET THIS COMMITTEE KNOW THIS MORNING IS THAT OF THAT TO PLAY $5 MILLION IN FISCAL IN THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR WE HAVE ALREADY HAD ALL OF THAT MONEY CLAIMED AND SO KIND OF AS AS WE ANTICIPATED AND IN AN INDUSTRY THAT THE ANTICIPATED DEMAND FOR THAT HAS REALLY REALLY TAKEN OFF AWFUL LOT OF THOSE PLANTS ARE IN FULL PRODUCTION; SO THAT 2.5 MILLION HAS ALL BEEN CLEAN FOR THIS YEAR. COUNTY FAIR GRANTS IS CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT’S BEEN A PART OF THE BAG RE APPROPRIATION I THINK SINCE THE BEGINNING AND CONTINUES TO BE. ONE OF THE THINGS JUST DIDN’T TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FARM TO SCHOOL BECAUSE THIS COMMITTEE IS AND THAT’S THAT A LOT OF TIME AND ENERGY AND EFFORT AROUND THAT TOPIC OF FARM TO SCHOOL. AND I WANT TO START BY SAYING EVEN THOUGH WASN’T FUNDED BY AGRI WE ARE SUPER APPRECIATIVE OF THE FACT THAT YOU WORKED IN APPROVED. A NEW POSITION FOR US THAT INCLUDES FARM TO SCHOOL AS PART OF THEIR HE AND IT’S THE FIRST TIME WE’VE EVER HAD A POSITION THAT HAS A PART OF THEIR TIME DEDICATED TO THAT THE PERSON IS HERE THERE ON THE GROUND SHE IS RUNNING FULL STEAM AHEAD AND IN ADDITION TO FARM TO SCHOOL. SHE’S ALWAYS ALSO WORKING ON THINGS LIKE FARM TO RESTAURANT FARM TO GROCERY STORE. YOU KNOW BASICALLY THIS POSITION FITS WHAT USED TO BE A GAP BETWEEN THE MINNESOTA GROWN PROGRAM WHICH IS LARGELY DIRECT TO THE END CONSUMER WE’RE IN SOME OF OUR WORK WITH I’M HELPING FOOD COMPANIES AND PROCESSORS GO TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE SHOW. SO WE’RE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF THAT. AS IT RELATES TO AGRI FINDING FOR FROM A SCHOOL THAT’S $400;000 PER YEAR. FIRST YEAR THE BIENNIUM WE’RE HANDLING IT JUST LIKE WE HAVE IN THE PAST WHICH MEANS EQUIPMENT GRANTS AND NO COOLER GRAMS. THE SECOND YEAR THE BIENNIUM HOWEVER IS WHERE WE WILL UTILIZE LANGUAGE THAT YOU ALL PASSED LAST SESSION WHICH ALLOWS US TO DO IT PILOT PROGRAM THAT WOULD PUT MONEY INTO SCHOOL DISTRICTS HANDS FOR THE ACTUAL PURCHASE OF LOCALLY GROWN AND RAISED FOODS. SO THAT’S AN EXCITING NEW OPPORTUNITY IT’S A PILOT PROJECT. OUR NEWS STAFF PERSON IS WORKING WITH THEIR GRANTS PERSON TO PUT TOGETHER THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS THAT WILL BE RELEASED LATER ON THIS SPRING AND SO WE’RE VERY MUCH LOOKING FORWARD TO IMPLEMENTING THAT AND BE ABLE TO COME BACK AND SHARE THOSE RESULTS WITH YOU NEXT YEAR. URBAN AG AND GOOD FOOD ACCESS ARE BOTH PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOW FUNDED OUT OF THE AG REPROGRAM THE GOOD FOOD ACCESS REPORT IS ONE OF THOSE REPORTS YOU HAVE IN YOUR PACKET TODAY. AND THE LAST THING I WANTED TO MENTION THERE’S TOO SMALL. EARMARKS WITHIN THIS AGRI APPROPRIATION ONE IS TO THE MINNESOTA TER CITY COUNCIL HISTORICALLY THAT HAS ALWAYS BEEN A SEPARATE LINE ITEM OUTSIDE OF AGRI IT WAS MOVED INTO AGRI FOR THIS YEAR; SO JUST WANTED TO LET YOU SEE THAT AND THEN THE AND KILL GROWTH IS IS A ONE YEAR ONLY APPROPRIATION THAT IS OUT OF AGRI THIS YEAR. SO ANOTHER WAY TO LOOK AT THAT 14.3 $5 MILLION IS THE ANGRY APPROPRIATION 9.6 $5 MILLION AND PRESCRIBE SPENDING. THAT LEAVES JUST MILLION FOR EVERYTHING ELSE AND SO EVERYTHING ELSE. YOU KNOW WHAT WE’RE LOOKING AT IS THINGS LIKE LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANT CROP RESEARCH AND THOSE ARE TRADITIONALLY REALLY COMPETITIVE PROGRAMS BUT THEY BECOME EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE. IF IF WE WERE TOUGH AND THOSE THAT THE LEVELS THAT WE DID IN THE PREVIOUS BIENNIUM WE NEED ABOUT ANOTHER MILLION THERE’S SO WHAT IT MEANS SIMPLY IS THAT OUR EVALUATION COMMITTEES ARE WORKING WORKING REALLY HARD THEY HAVE A LOT OF TOUGH CHOICES TO MAKE AND BUT BUT WE’RE YOU WILL SEE WE WILL HAVE A NUMBER OF REALLY GOOD PROJECTS COME OUT OF THERE; BUT I JUST WANTED TO MAKE YOU AWARE OF HERE’S WHERE WE’RE AT IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET. SO AT THIS POINT AGAIN AND AGAIN I JUST INTERRUPT TO STATE COLLEGES BUT WE DO HAVE A QUESTION SO REPS AND CANCER.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR; AND I HAVE TO GO TO ANOTHER THE FORECAST BRIEFING SO MAKE IT QUICK. MISTER TO GET IN I’M SO LOOKING AT THE TIMELINE AND WHERE THE DOLLARS ARE WHERE WE’RE GETTING INTO A FAIRLY MATURE PROGRAM OF 10 YEARS. ROUGHLY ONE WE WANT TO GO INTO THE NEXT STEER AND I WONDER IF THE DEPARTMENT IS THOUGHT AND THIS IS MAYBE FOR NEXT YEAR WITH THE BUDGET TO HAVE A 3RD PARTY ANALYSIS OF. I MEAN WE HEAR EACH YEAR THE OUTPUTS HOW MUCH MONEY WE SPENT ON WHAT THINGS BUT LOOKING AT THE OUTCOME THIS IN TERMS OF HAS THEM AND HAS THE MONEY THAT HAS BEEN INVESTED ACTUALLY HAD AN IMPACT AND IF IF FOR EXAMPLE; LET’S SAY WE’VE GIVEN A LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANT AND THEN THE FARM CLOSED. I MEAN I DO WE KNOW THOSE ANSWERS THAT WE KNOW LIKE THE OFTEN WITH DEDE WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THE MULTIPLIER EFFECT OF WHEN WE PROVIDE A GRANT. HOW MUCH MONEY COMES AND I DON’T KNOW IF YOU LOOKED AT IF THE UNIVERSITY MAY BE AG ECONOMICS OR SOMEBODY TO LOOK AT PROGRAM TO JUST GIVE US OF FOR LOOKING AT THIS IN THE FUTURE ON WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THE PAST IS IT HOW COULD IT IS EFFECTIVE IS IT HAVING AN IMPACT RATHER THAN JUST PROVIDING A DOLLAR TO THOSE YOU KNOW; WE KNOW HOW MUCH WE’VE SPENT HOW MUCH HAVE WE GAINED FROM THAT SETS MY QUESTION.>>IN MADAME CHAIR AND REPRESENT A FENCE AND THAT’S A THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION IS SOMETHING THAT WE LITERALLY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT A VERY CONSTANTLY RIGHT NOW IT’S SO AS WE LOOK BACK AND YOU GO OK 2012 2030 TEEN WERE IN THAT SEVEN-YEAR RANGE. WE DO WHAT WE CAN TO EVALUATE PROGRAMS CAN OF AS THEY HAPPEN SO FOR EXAMPLE SHOWS THAT ARE COMPANIES THAT GO TO OUR SHOWS WE CAN DO SURVEYS TO DETERMINE WHAT CAN A NEW BUSINESS THERE HAVE BUT THE THE KINDS OF QUESTIONS YOU ASKED SO LET’S LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANT RECIPIENTS FROM 5; 6 YEARS AGO. ARE THEY IN BUSINESS ARE THEY MORE PROFITABLE THAN THEY WERE 6 YEARS AGO WITH A BIG ARE THEY MAKING MORE MONEY THAN THEY WERE AND WHAT IMPACT THAT THESE GRANTS HAVEN’T OR ARE THERE SOME OF THEM THAT HAVE GONE OUT OF BUSINESS SO THAT. SO THE SHORT ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IS THAT IS ABSOLUTELY A OUR AGENDA AND WE WE FULLY EXPECT TO COME COMING FOR YOU NEXT YEAR AND BE ABLE TO TO SHOW YOU SOME SOME PRETTY DETAILED NUMBERS ABOUT THAT SO THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. THANK ATTENTIVE MILLER. THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR.>>I JUST WANTED TO SAY YOU MIGHT WANT TO MARK THIS MOMENT BECAUSE I AGREE OUR PERCENT WITH REPRESENTATIVE HANSEN. I THINK THIS IS THE METHOD TO THE EYE. I AS I MENTIONED BRIEFLY IN THE LAST COMMITTEE; I’M ASSISTING IN THE SCORING THIS YEAR IT’S BEEN BOTH A WONDERFUL AND DIFFICULT THAT SAME TIME; BUT I WANT I WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE PROGRAM THAT I KIND OF COMMITTED MYSELF TO THAT AND LOOK FORWARD TO GOING THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS TO UNDERSTAND THAT. BUT THIS EXACT QUESTION. COMING BACK TO MY MIND PARTICULARLY WHEN YOU SAW PEOPLE THAT WERE COMING BACK FOR A SECOND GRANT BECAUSE THAT’S WHEN YOU RAISE THE QUESTION. WONDER HOW FIRST GRANT BECAUSE WE DON’T REALLY SEE THAT AND I TOTALLY RESPECT IT’S NOT A QUEST SHUNNING OF THE DEPARTMENT ITSELF; BUT I THINK HAVING ANOTHER SET OF EYES INDEPENDENT SET THE ONLY REAL LONG WOULD THIS BE JUST SAYING WHAT WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE ARE WE ACTUALLY DOING THE THINGS THAT WE SAID THAT WE WOULD ACCOMPLISH. I THINK THAT THAT BECAUSE WE ARE I THINK YOU STATED A PERFECTLY WELL REPRESENTATIVE THAT WE HAVE SOME. TIME HAS GONE BY WITH SEEN THE APPLICANT’S YOU KNOW THE KIND OF CARRY WITH THEM WHEN YOU SEE THESE APPLICATIONS COMING THROUGH KIND OF SEE HIM. BUT YET WE DON’T KNOW WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE WHEN WE COME OUT THE OTHER END AND I THINK THAT SHOULD BE A PRIORITY IN THE COMING YEAR.>>AND MISTER YOU’RE GOING TO GO AHEAD. THANK YOU SO MUCH AND REPRESENT NORTH. I GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT AND I KNOW THAT THAT’S A PRIORITY FOR US SINCE WE VERY MUCH LOOK FORWARD TO THAT AND THANK YOU FOR BEING A PART OF THE EVALUATION PASSES ITS VERY IMPORTANT. SO AT THIS POINT WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO DO IS TRANSITION IN TURN IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE ASHLEY BRASS WHO WILL GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE’RE AT IN FISCAL YEAR 20. AS WELL AS TO INTRODUCE THE GUEST THAT WE HAVE IN FRONT OF US TODAY. AS BEST WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE; YEAH.>>FOR THE RECORD MY NAME IS ASHLEY PRECYSE PROVIDES DIFFERENCE TEAM AN EGG MARKETING AND DEVELOPMENT DID IF THE VISION. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME WANT TO GIVE A BRIEF UPDATE ON WHERE WE’RE AT IN OUR GRANT MAKING FOR FISCAL YEAR NOW THAT WE’RE A LITTLE OVER HALFWAY THROUGH THE YEAR. WE HAVE AWARDED OR ARE IN THE VERY PROCESS OF THE MAJORITY OF OUR ADVANCE. OUR CROP RESEARCH GRANDSON. THAT BUT AS PAUL MENTIONED THE TRADITION INTO ABOUT $2 MILLION A YEAR WE HAVE MILLION AVAILABLE THIS YEAR. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF AWARDING ABOUT $1 MILLION FOR 8 PROJECTS. TRADITIONALLY WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO ABOUT 8 TO TO DO IT WITH THE CINNAMON MONEY BUT WE LUCKILY HAD A NUMBER OF THE PRESS. ALL THOSE THAT WERE SUSPENDED AT LOWER LEVEL FROM WELL SOME PEOPLE TO DO ABOUT THEM SAID NUMBER JUST SMALLER PROJECTS. OUR SUSTAINABLE EGG THAT DEMONSTRATION GRANTS WHICH HAVE NOW BEEN WITH US FOR A LOOP. MANY MANY YEARS THE US EATING A AGAIN WE’RE LOOKING AT DOING ABOUT 8 PROJECTS FOR ABOUT A 160 A $1000. BURGER KING AND PUN PUN TRACKING THOSE RIGHT NOW; BUT THOSE 3 REESE RECIPIENTS KNOW THAT THAT MONEY IS COMING TO THEM. OR FARM TO SCHOOL GRANTS WE HAVE DONE AN RFP FOR THE TRADITIONAL EQUIPMENT AND PLANNING GRANTS. SO THOSE ARE FOR SCHOOLS REALLY CARE OR ORGANIZATIONS THAT YOU THINGS LIKE WELL BOTH WHO’S CALM THE COOLERS FREEZER SALAD BARS. WE 12 GRANTS. RICK $155;000. BUT AS YOU SEE IN ACCEPTING OUT APPLICATIONS LINE AND WE ALSO HAVE AN RFP THAT’S OPEN RIGHT NOW FOR SCHOOLS AND EARLY CARE ORGANIZATIONS TO APPLY FOR GRANTS FOR MILK COOLERS. WE KNOW KIDS WHO HAVE ACCESS COLE MILK WELL I DRINK THAT THE MORE APT TO TO A DRINK IT AND IF IF THEY ENJOY THEIR MILK WHEN THEY’RE YOUNG THEY’RE MORE APT TO BECOME LIFE AND CAN IT CAN CONSUMERS OF MILK. SO WE DO HAVE THAT GREAT OPPORTUNITY OF AVAILABLE FOR THEM NOW. PAUL OFF THE CLOCK A BIT ABOUT THAT PILE IN CENTER PROGRAM AND HELP PEOPLE ARE ALREADY SPENT THE 2.5 MILLION MILLION DOLLARS THAT WAS A. AVAILABLE. OUR FARM BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SCHOLARSHIPS. WE WE HAVE PROMISED ALL OF THAT MONEY TO IT TO A STUDENT’S IT $500;000 AVAILABLE AND THAT IS ALL. OUR COUNTY FOR THAT RP CLOSE A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. THOSE GRANTS ARE AVAILABLE TO COUNTY FAIRS ON THE EQUAL SHARE BASIS AND ARE CURRENTLY IN N THE PROCESS OF AWARDING THOSE GRANTS. I THINK WE’RE RIGHT AROUND 85 FRANCE UNDER THAT PROGRAM GIVE OR TAKE IT APPLE AND THEN FINALLY WHAT HAS BEEN THE FOCUS OF MY ATTENTION OVER THE 6 TO 8 MONTHS IS THAT TERRI WITH AN I PRO PROGRAM ARE APPROACHING 600 ADDITIONAL CHECKS OUT OUT THE DOOR IN ADDITION TO THE 1800 THAT WENT OUT IN ROUND ONE AND LOOK FORWARD TO DOING ON THE LAST 1200 SOON AS VERY ABLE TO. WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF FANS. THE OUR PEAS HAVE RECENTLY CLOSED THERE WE HAVE OUR GOOD FOOD ACCESS; YOU PUT IT IN PHYSICAL IMPROVEMENT GRANTS AS WELL AS THOSE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE; GRANTS. EQUIPMENT GRANTS ARE MADE OF IT DOUBLE TO RETAILERS PLUS USUALLY GOING MEAN ORGANIZATIONS LIKE GROCERY STORES CORNER STORES AND FARMERS MARKETS. ALTHOUGH OTHER MODELS ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY. WE ARE BEGINNING TO BE A FEW OF THOSE; BUT WE DID RECEIVE ABOUT WE HAVE RECEIVED 31 APPLICATIONS REQUESTING A $785;000. BUT THE $225;000 THAT WE HAVE OF IT WILL THERE BE A PRETTY COMPETITIVE GRANT JUST LIKE IT NORMALLY IS ON THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE SIDE OF THE HOUSE WHICH AND FRANCE ARE GEARED TOWARDS T A PRIVATE PROVIDERS SUCH A REGIONAL ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OR OR THE STATIONS LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH AND OTHERS I’M I’M HOPING WE’LL BE ABLE TO MAKE THOSE ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE NEXT WEEK OR 2. BUT WE RECEIVE 6 APPLICATIONS REQUESTING $215;000 TO ABOUT $50;000 AVAILABLE TO GRANT WHAT WILL BE THE FUND ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE FREE CLASS. THAT HOLDS TRUE AS WELL WITH OUR VALUE ADDED GRANDSON OR LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANTS WHICH ARE ALSO CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW ARE BEING VERY CLOSE TO BEING ANNOUNCED AND FOR THE ADVANCE WHICH WE TRADITIONALLY DO TWICE A YEAR AT $1 MILLION A YEAR. OUR WENT $1 MILLION PER THIS THIS YEAR WE HAVE $1 MILLION AVAILABLE IN TOTAL; SO WE DID JUST ONE ROUND. BUT NOT ONE ROUND WE RECEIVED 59 AP THAT WHOLE REQUEST OF MILLION. SO AGAIN WE’LL GET THE FUND ABOUT A 3RD OF BLACK. AND THIS LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT BE RECEIVE A 147 AP APPLICATIONS; REQUESTING MILLION AGAIN THAT ONCE MAY BE EXTRA COME COMPETITIVE THIS BIXBY THAT WILL BE ABLE TO DO ABOUT A QUARTER OF THE RE RE CLASS. AND THEN FINALLY WE WERE THERE ARE STILL A FEW PROGRAMS BUT WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AND THAT THEY MENTIONED WITH MILK WILLARD FRANCE WILL BE OPEN FOR ABOUT ANOTHER 6 WEEKS OR SO AND YOU’RE TO GET THAT MONEY OUT. UP THE DOOR INTO SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT REALLY CARES. OUR TRADE SHOW IN DEMO SUPPORT PROGRAM WHICH HELPS SMALL FOOD COME. COMPANIES EXHIBIT AT. TRADE EVENTS AND BUT ALSO AND I ALSO DO SIMPLY NOTHING GROCERY STORES. IS STILL OPEN WE HAVE WITH THE PAYMENT FOR YEARS WANTED TO BUT FIRST OF ALL IT COULD CLAIMS 3; 4; AND THEN FINALLY ARE GET COST SHARE. PRETTY SMALL PROBE PROGRAM FOR US THAT WE TRADITIONALLY DO ADD BUT 25;000 LOOKING CLOSER TO $15;000 A YEAR. BUT THAT’S REALLY INTENDED TO HELP. PRESIDENT USERS AND PROCESSORS PAPERLESS COST OF GETTING GAP OR GET. SIR. NO THIS IS A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT PROGRAM FOR THE DEPARTMENT AND BECAUSE OF THAT YOU KNOW BE I HEARD ONE OF OUR TOP PRIORITIES; THIS IS MAKING SURE THAT WE’RE IMPLEMENTING THE PROGRAM HAS AS WELL AS WE CAN AS EFFICIENTLY OF THE AS WE CAN AND AS EFFECTIVELY AS. AS A PART OF BAKERY BUDGET WRITER DOES ALLOW US TO TAKE 6 AND A HALF PERCENT FOR ADMIN. IF WE WERE TO DO THAT THAT WOULD GIVE US. $925;000 OR SO A YEAR TO ADMINISTER THE PROGRAM. OUR GOAL IS TO NEVER USE THAT PULL HIM OUT BUT IT’S BUT IT’S HELPFUL TO KNOW THAT THAT FULL AMOUNT IS THEREFORE IT SHOULD BE NEEDED. AND AND AND ANY FUNDS THAT WE DON’T USE FOR MAD MEN ARE THEN ROLLED AND TO OUR GRANT MAKING HOWEVER OUT OF THAT 6 AND A HALF PERCENT PERCENT. WE DO HAVE ABOUT 7 KEYS TO WORK ON THIS PROGRAM ARE ON ALL THE PROGRAMS EACH EACH STAFF ARE ALL EACH EACH YEAR BURGLAR IN SOME AROUND 700 GRAMS; MAYBE 750 COST SHARE. OPPORTUNITIES AND THAT DOESN’T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT BUT THEN DON’T BUT MANY OF OF OUR GRANTS LAST FOR 2 IF NOT 3 YEARS. SO OUR STAFF ARE MANAGING A GOOD NUMBER OF THE TRANCE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IS WHENEVER REVIEWING OUR GRANT OUT APPLICATIONS BUT TRAFFIC GOING TO THE BEST QUALITY CANDIDATES. WE WE RELY ON. COLONEL EVALUATE ERS SO BOTH ARE OFTEN PREVIOUS FOR YOU WHERE YOU SIT PANS SUPPER SERVICES ARE APPLICABLE TO THAT PARTICULAR PROJECT FOR THAT PARTICULAR SECTOR. BUT WE ALSO RELY ON OUR FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES AT AT DEED AND THE EGG UTILIZATION RESEARCH IN ITS INSTITUTE TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT. ONE THING THAT WE DO THAT WE HAVE BECOME A MODEL FOR AROUND THAT STATE IS TO PROVIDE STIPENDS TO OUR EXTERNAL REVIEWERS STATE EMPLOYEES ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT GOING TO GET THOSE STATEMENTS; WE KNOW WHEN WE ARE BRINGING IN SOMEBODY WHO’S BUT LEE OUTSIDE OF THE SYSTEM WE FIND THAT IT’S REALLY AND TO PAY THEM FOR THEIR KIND IN AND THEY’RE THE EFFORT. THEY’RE EXPERTS IN THEIR FIELD AND AND AND BE PAID THEM AS AS AS SUCH; BUT MANY OF THEM ARE ALSO JUST DOING IT I THINK THAT IS THAT THE HEART BECAUSE THEY KNOW THAT’S AN IMPORTANT PIECE. BRILEY’S DOING OUR BEST TO FOLLOW ALL OF THAT OFF THE GRANT MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES ON THE POLICY FRAME FOR A FRAMEWORK THERE. I’M IN THEY ARE LEAST THEIR BEST TO EXCEED THOSE STANDARDS ONE AREA THAT WE. EXCEED VERY CONSISTENTLY IS SITE VISITS. STATE POLICY REQUIRES THAT WE DO SITE VISITS AND PROJECTS BUT WE HAVE THE BEST UP OVER 50;000 A $1000. BUT OUR PRINTED PRINT FEATURES TO THE SITE VISIT AND PROJECTS OVER $25;000. WE FEEL THAT’S IMPORTANT FOR BOTH. OUR STAFF AT THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. OPPORTUNITY IN TO GET THEM OUT INTO THE FIELD; BUT IT’S ALSO FOR EVERETT BRING IN BANNED FOR BT’S TO SEE IT OUT THERE WE’RE TALKING WITH THEM WE’RE LEARNING WITH WITH WITH THEM FOR A FRIENDLY FACE WHEN WE COME OUT. AND FINALLY FOR MOST OF THE PROJECTS WE WERE KIND OF RE IN BRINGING IN PERCENT BASIS. BUT YOU MEAN THAT THE FARMER THE PROCESS OR THAT THE GREEN TEA WITH WOULD GO OUT TO THE WORK PAY FOR THE WORK AND THEN WE RE INVERSE THEM A PORTION OF THE LIST. THERE ARE 2 GRANTS WE DO ADVANCE FUNDS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES BOTH BEING THAT THAT THAT ACCESS. HE PUT ME GRANTS AND THE URBAN AGRICULTURE FRANCE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THOSE BRINGING TEASE ARE OFTEN LACKING ACCESS TO OTHER FORMS OF CAPITAL. BUT EVEN THEN WE HAVE PRETTY STRICT REACQUIRED IT’S FOR WHEN WE’RE GOING TO DO THAT. AT THIS POINT I WOULD LIKE TO TO CHANGE UP A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WHAT AND I WOULD LIKE INVITE AARON FROM MEAN FROM 50 POULTRY TO COME DOWN EMPLOYEE WHILE HE’S COMING BACK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR VALUE AT A GRAND SWITCH ON YES PERCEIVE I THINK NOW TOO. THESE GRANTS ARE INTENDED TO BUSINESSES INCLUDING MEAT PROCESSORS PURCHASE THE EQUIPMENT AND MAKE THE CALL AND PROVE MONTHS THAT THEY NEED TO UPGRADE AND MODERNIZE THEIR BUSINESSES WITH A FOCUS ON FOOD SAFETY. ARE ONE OF OUR BIG GOALS BUT THESE GRANTS IS TO INCREASE THE USAGE OF MINUTES OF EGG PRODUCTS ARE THE NEWS. I THOSE BUSINESSES. AS I MENTIONED WE TYPICALLY DO ABOUT $2 MILLION A YEAR IN THIS BIENNIUM ARE LOOKING AT ABOUT MILLION A OUR AWARDS RANGE FROM ABOUT 1250 1000 ARE 199;000 DEPENDING UPON THE YEAR THAT WE’RE TALKING ABOUT NO AVAILABLE FREEZE. RESOURCES. WE PUT IN 25% OF OF THE COST THE APPLICANT IS REQUIRED TO MATCH WITH 75% THAT REALLY DOES IT MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAVE IN IN THE GAME THEY’RE MAKING INVESTMENT. WHAT ARE THE RIGHT CHOICE FOR THEIR AS I MENTIONED THIS YEAR WE WE HAVE PRETTY WEST PULLING MILLION SO IT WILL BE A TOUGH CALL.>>THANK YOU MISS PRESS AND BEFORE WE TURN TO THE TEST FIRE. I’M A REPRESENTATIVE ANDERSON WEST THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR; HIS PRESS HUMID.>>SHOULDN’T DOWN I BELIEVE THAT ARE CURRENTLY $500;000 FOR FBN SCHOLARSHIPS THAT CORRECT. MADAM CHAIR REPRESENT A NURSE AND THAT IS CORRECT.>>THAT’S A LITTLE BIT LOWER THAN WHAT WE HAD AVAILABLE LAST THIS BUT BOTH AND WILL FUND OUR FULL USE.>>THANKS AGAIN THAT THAT LAST MEETING I WAS AT I THINK THEY TALKED ABOUT THE EFFORT WHICH SCHOLARSHIP COST BEING AROUND $1700. SO THAT’S A JUST A SHADE UNDER 300 SCHOLARSHIPS. HOW ARE THOSE AWARDED OUR FIRST TIME. PARTICIPANTS IN THE PROGRAM OR HOW DO YOU GO ABOUT IT. GETTING THOSE OUT AND GET SOME RESPECT.>>MADAME CHAIR BRETT THOSE ARE TRADITIONALLY DONE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS; ALTHOUGH IT’S LIMITED ON PRODUCER THREATEN THEIR FIRST 10 YEARS IS THAT’S LIMITED TO THE FIRST 40 CREDIT HOURS. BUT RICHARD TRADITION THERE TO FIRST COME FIRST SERVE WITH STRONG PARTNERSHIP FROM THEIR F B M IN IN IN IN INSTRUCTORS.>>YEAH THAT SENT A VENISON JUST ONE LAST QUICK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MAP OF WHAT WOULD BE AVAILABLE ON AND WE’RE GOING TO SCHOOL GRANTS WENT TO KIND OF MAKE SURE THAT THEY’RE GETTING AROUND STATEWIDE AND LIKE TO JUST SEE WHERE THOSE GRANTS WENT TO BE CONFINED YET NOT NOT TODAY; BUT SOME OF THE DAY YOU SEE THAT. THANK YOU MISS BEST TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT THAT’S MADAME CHAIR REP.>>IT ACTUALLY IS IN A PENNED AND PEN THAT IS PAGE 30 31 OF THE LETTER THAT THE REPORT.>>OKAY WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE WERE GOING TO WE HAD ANOTHER QUESTION SORRY SO ABSENT FROM THE BAR.>>I JUST WANT TO SAY I SPENT SOME TIME WHILE SITTING HERE AND LISTENING TO GO THROUGH THIS REPORT. I LOVE THE GRAPHICS THAT GREAT AND I WAS VERY EASY FOR ME TO QUICKLY IDENTIFY WHERE IN MY COMMUNITY SERVICES WENT AS WELL AND SO I JUST IT LOOKS IT LOOKS GREAT. I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THANK YOU THANK YOU. OK NOW. MISTER FROM WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE.>>THANK YOU; MADAM CHAIR REPRESENTATIVES; MY NAME IS DARREN FROM IN-STATE MOB CO OWNER OF TFC POULTRY AND ASH THE FDA IS LOCATED BETWEEN FERGUS FALLS IN ALEXANDRIA. WE HAVE ABOUT 75 AND WE ARE A TRICKY TO POINT COMPANY. SO WE BRING IN PRIMARILY TRICKY THIGHS.>>FROM.>>VARIOUS SLAUGHTER PLANTS AND WE BRING THEM IN WE DIP ON WE PUT THE LABOR TO HIM AND THE GREAT TOOLS THAT PRODUCT DOWN AND OPPONENT INTO UP ALMOST 4. FROM THERE IT GOES CUSTOMERS THAT ARE MAKING TURKEY BACON TURKEY; SAUSAGE; TURKEY. ROAST TURKEY; HAM WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE FROM FROM THAT FOR MOST PRODUCTS. WITH ABOUT 35 MILLION POUNDS A YEAR. BUT THAT CONTEXT FOR ABOUT 3035 LOADS IN NOTE A THANKS A LOT OF TURKEYS TO MAKE. TO MAKE A 35 MILLION POUNDS BUT IT’S A PRETTY SMALL FRACTION. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE 250 MILLION BIRDS. THAT ARE THAT ARE UP PROCESSED EACH YEAR EACH OR SITE. AND SO WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE INDUSTRY. AND EVERYONE THAT WE BUY FROM AND EVERYONE THAT WE COMPETE AGAINST. WHERE THE WHERE THE SMALL FISH IN THE POND. THERE’S MANY MORE HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OR BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES. AND IN ORDER FOR. US TO KEEP A LEVEL PLAYING FIELD AND TO HAVE OUR PLACE THAT’S WHERE THE VALUE THE VALUE THAT A GRANT IS REALLY HELP. WE’RE THE ONLY 3RD PARTY. 3RD PARTY TURKEY TO BOEING COMPANY IN THE U S. WHY IS THAT IS BECAUSE THE LABOR COSTS PRIMARILY. IT’S VERY FOR BUSINESS MODEL IS IT IS VERY COMMON IN. WELL; THERE’S LOWER COST OF LABOR AND SO FORTH THAT THEY CAN THAT THEY CAN PUT TO IT MAY BREAK THAT DOWN AND SO IT’S VERY COMMON TO SHIP SITE BONIN PRODUCT TO MEXICO. AND OR ANOTHER COUNTRIES WITH LOWER LABOR COSTS AND PEOPLE IN IT THERE AND THEN THEY CONSUME THE BONUS. BEING THAT WE’RE THE ONLY 3RD PARTY TO BOEHNER IN IN NOT THE STATES. WE KNOW WITH BILL TO DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES AND HAVE SOME KIND OF COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO EVER PLACE. WE’VE USED VALUE AT A GRANDSON SHE HAD INDICATED TO HIM THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN 3 VALUE ADDED GRANTS OVER OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST NUMBER OF THOSE WERE ALL WATER TO PEOPLE EARNING EQUIPMENT. WE PUT IN SOME WATER CHILLING TO HELP COOLER KEEP THE PRODUCT COLDER. AND THEN X-RAY TECHNOLOGY TO HELP DETECT BONE AND FOREIGN MATERIAL CONTAMINANTS IN A PRODUCT. WITH THIS PROGRAM. IT HELP US TO REALLY TAKE OUR BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL WE STARTED 11 YEARS AGO MY MY BROTHER MYSELF I WAS 19 AND HE 22. AND.>>I’M SORRY I JUST EXPLAINED WHY SCHOOL OF HARD KNOCKS.>>WHEN WE WHEN WE STARTED UM WE WERE IN A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT SEGMENT OF THE INDUSTRY AND WE’VE EVOLVED SINCE THEN. WHEN WE STARTED WE STARTED WITH 9; 9>>WHO WERE LOOKING FOR A PAYCHECK.>>AS WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO TRANSITION OUR COMPANY TO KNOW WHERE WE HAVE 75 PEOPLE THAT SEE IT AS A CAREER. THEY’VE MOVED THERE; THEY BUILT HOUSES THEY’VE DONE ALL THOSE ALL MOVES. SINCE BEING EMPLOYED AT T F C. AND WHEN THE QUESTION WAS ASKED THAT. WHAT HAS BEEN DONE YOU SEE THE RESULTS NECESSARILY RIGHT YOU SEE THE WARDS ITS LIST THAT YOU KNOW HERE THEY ARE. AS WE GO IN AS A SMALL BUSINESS IS A SMALL BUSINESS YOU FACE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF VARIABLES GOOD AND BAD CHALLENGING OR EASY AND THIS IS JUST ONE BIG VARIABLE THAT COULD BE A POSITIVE AND THAT YOU CAN REALLY HEALTH. THE BUSINESS SCHOOL TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WHEN WE STARTED AS THOSE THAT THE 2 YOUNG SCRAPPERS AND WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO DETERMINE OUR PLACE IN THIS IN THIS COMMODITY INDUSTRY. YOU CAN HAVE YOUR TOES HALF IF HIM IT’S A VERY LABOR HEAD OR A PERRY OVERHEAD. INTENSE INDUSTRY. AND THE ECONOMIES OF SCALE THAT YOU NEED WHEN YOU’RE COMPETING AGAINST. SOME OF THESE LARGE BILLION DOLLAR COMPANIES. THAT’S WHO YOU ARE SELLING YOU YOU NEED TO BE ALL AND YOU NEED TO HAVE EVERY TOOL AND EVERY RESOURCE ON YOUR SIDE. AFTER THE TOWN OF 450 PEOPLE AND. YOU KNOW LOVE WERE EVERYTHING WE BRING IN AND EVERYTHING WE SHIP OCO SOUTH AND WEST. AND SO WE’RE IN THE CORNER OF WERE IN THE CORNER THE THE INDUSTRY AND WHERE ALL OF OUR SUPPLIERS AND CUSTOMERS BEING A MINNESOTA DOES HAVE A LOT OF THE ASPECTS AND BENEFITS. WE TRIED TO GO TO A CAN DIFFERENTIATE OURSELVES HAVE WRITTEN HEAD OF THE DAMAGE AND SOME ENTER CELLS AND BEING A PART OF THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE 18 RENTAL UNITS THROUGHOUT ASHBY WHETHER IT’S HOUSING THAT WE OWN OR SUPPLY. AND SO FORTH WE TRY TO REALLY TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE AND PUT A LOT INTO THE SYSTEM CULTURE. AND SO FORTH WANT TO JUST REINFORCE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE WE’VE REALLY SEEN IT WE’VE ACTUALLY SEEN THAT AS IT WITH EACH PROJECT THAT HAS LITERALLY RESULTED IN AN INCREASED NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES. WE WOULD BE UP YOU KNOW I WAS OPEN FOR TOURS AND SHOWING THOSE TYPES OF THINGS THAT WE DO AND AND LOOKING AT US AS AN EXAMPLE; PUBLIC THAT CAN HELP SO APPRECIATE THE COMMITTEE’S PAST AND>>THANK YOU VERY MUCH MISTER FLEMING THAT WAS JUST ASTONISHING TO BELIEVE THAT YOU STARTED SO YOUNG AND I’M STUCK WITH IT AND I MEAN THAT THAT KIND OF RISK TAKING IS IS PRETTY PHENOMENAL SO THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT AMANDA AND THE QUESTIONS I DON’T SEE ANYONE AROUND THE TABLE; THANK YOU FOR PROVIDING TESTIMONY FOR COMING DOWN TODAY; YES; THANK YOU APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU; MADAM CHAIR ON AT THIS 0.1 HAS.>>DAN LE PEN FROM CANDLES CHEESE IN CANNON FALLS TO COME DOWN AND JOIN ME ALL SEASON.>>ON OUR ON OUR TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR NEW MARKETS; PRO PRO THE ANN AND HER COMPANY HAVE ALSO RECEIVED A VALUE ADDED BUT THEY ALSO PARTICIPATE IN OUR NEW MARKETS; PRO PRO FOR THEM MOST NOTABLY OUR TRADE SHOW SUPPORT PRO PRO PROGRAM. WE ARE SMALL FOOD GET INTO NEW MARKETS. WE WILL HOST EVENTS AT DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE THAT EVENTS REVEALED BY OF A CALLED MINNESOTA THE 2 BILLION AND OFFERED TO MISS THAT. FOOD COMPANIES AT A REDUCED COST THAT WE ALSO HAVE AN UPPER UNITY BUT WE WILL BRING IN BUT WE WILL REIMBURSE SMALL FOOD COMPANIES FOR THE COST OF DOING THOSE AND IN-STORE DEMOS TO HELP THEM.>>SECURE SPACES IN A GROCERY STORES AND OTHER RE RE RE STILL OUT OUR ENTIRE NEW MARKETS PROGRAMS TYPICALLY ABOUT $400;000 A YEAR. THIS YEAR WE’RE LOOKING AT PRETEND TO 340 $1000 THREAT TRADE SHOW SUPPORT PRO PROGRAM WE WILL BRING IN FIRST UP TO $4;000 YEAR FOR COMPANIES THAT ARE MANUFACTURING IN MEN IN MINNESOTA. AND WITH THAT OF A BE OF LOVE TO PEOPLE TO TURN IT OVER TO THE END.>>WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE MISLED CAN JUST STATE YOUR NAME AND THEN BEGIN TO TESTIMONY THANK YOU. CHAIR OF REPRESENTATIVES; MY NAME IS DEANNA LEFT IN.>>I’M ONE OF THE 3 OWNERS OF CANNABIS CHEESE. AGAIN THIS COMPANY WITH MY PARTNERS; JACK OHMAN AND CATHY HOT. WE STARTED MAKING CHEESE IN THE KITCHEN. 9 YEARS AGO SIMPLY AS A HOBBY IT WAS AND SO WELL AND OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY KEPT THAT IN FOR MORE THAT WE DECIDED WE COULD START A BUSINESS CLASSES WE JOIN THE AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY OR A C S TO SET OURSELVES UP FIRST SUCCESS WE FOUND A CONSULTANT WHO HELPED THE SCENT. A GOOD FOUNDATION DEVELOP A ROAD MAP FOR STARTING THIS BUSINESS. IN AUGUST OF 16 WE STARTED MAKING OUR FIRST HE’S COMMERCIALLY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PILOT PLANT. 4 YEARS AGO THE CITY OF CANNON FALLS SOMEHOW HEARD ABOUT US AND ASKED IF WE DO THAT TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY. WE LOVE THE FOOD SCENE AND THE TOWN SO MUCH. EXCEPT US WITH OPEN ARMS SUPPORTING US EVERY FARMERS MARKET AND EVERY STEP ALONG THE WAY. THE COMMUNITY IS SO IMPORTANT TO US THAT EVEN NAMED OURSELVES AFTER THEM. WE FEEL THAT IT IS CRITICAL TO USE AS MANY MINNESOTA SOURCED INGREDIENTS AS POP SABAL BECAUSE I THINK OUT FROM THE U OF M’S HEARD AND PLANT IS UP AND RUNNING WILL BE GETTING A NOTE FROM SQUARE TO BE OUT THERE E JUST DOWN THE WE’RE EXCITED TO PAIR WITH THIS AMAZING FARM FAMILY ENHANCING AN ALREADY EXCELLENT PRODUCT. WE ALSO PARTNER WITH CAR MOTHER DAUGHTER TEAM OUT OF ROCHESTER THAT GROWS IN BLAND ALL OF OUR SPACES. WE EVEN NAMED THEIR TASK AND THEN PAINTED DESERT CHEDDAR’S AFTER AT THOSE SPIKES FUNDS. WE’RE CURRENTLY DEVELOPING SOME H CHEDDAR’S USING AND REVERT WINERIES WHITE WINES AND RED LIGHTS. AND WE’RE PROUD TO BE PART OF MINNESOTA GROUND. AND WE LOVE TO HIGHLIGHT OTHER MINNESOTA COMPANIES. WE FOUND MORE SUCCESS THAN WE EVER EXPECTED OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS IN 2017 OUR FRESCO WON FIRST PLACE AT THE AMERICAN CHEESE SOCIETY AND THE HISPANIC PORTUGUESE FRESH CATEGORY PUTTING OUR COMPANY ON A WHOLE NEW TRAJECTORY. BY DISTRICT OR CLASSIC FOOD PROVISIONS WHICH THE ARCHIE SALES; IT CONTINUES TO GROW OUR MARKETS TO THIS DAY THAT WAS ONLY 11 MONTHS INTO THE A SICK SYSTEM. WE HAVE GOT TO VARIOUS TRADE SHOWS AND PROFESSIONAL CONFERENCES. WE HAVE ATTENDED THE ACS CONFERENCE SINCE 2016. WHERE WE MAKE CONTACTS WITH DISTRIBUTORS STORES AND MANY MANY CHEESEMAKERS THROUGHOUT THE WORLD. DURING THIS EVENT THERE ARE 3 DAYS WORTH OF CLASSES AND SEMINARS WHICH HELP US 6 BANDAR CHEESEMAKING KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS. WE’VE ALSO BEEN INVITED TO ATTEND VARIOUS TRADE SHOWS SUCH AS CHEESE; SO YEAH; MINNESOTA FOOD WINE EXPERIENCE AND BEAST IN ROCHESTER. THE 2018 FACED EVENTS WE WON THE MTA READY TO GROW OR WHICH OFFSET EXPENSES FOR TRADE SHOWS. IT’S ABOUT $2000. WITH THE MONEY FROM THE READY TO GROW WARD AND THE NEW MARKETS COST SHARE PROGRAM WE’VE BEEN ABLE TO GROW OUR MARKET AND SALES SIGNIFICANTLY. AS A STARTUP MONEY IS VERY VERY TIGHT FOR US. LAST YEAR THIS PROGRAM HELPED OFFSET COST TENDING THE ACS CONFERENCE IN TRADE SHOWS. ENHANCING OUR CONTACTS AND MARKETS. THE IN-STORE RETAIL PRODUCT SAMPLING MOST REIMBURSEMENT A BLESSED TO HIRE BUT THAT WILL PERSON WHICH IS EXPANDED THE NUMBER OF STORES WHERE YOU CAN SHOWCASE OUR CHEESE AND THANKS TO THIS SPECIFIC CAUTION PROGRAM; OUR SALES INCREASED BY OVER 60% DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON THIS PAST YEAR. OUR DISTRIBUTOR EVEN COMMENTED HOW WELL OR SALES WERE GOING IT WAS A PRESS FOR THEIR DEMO SCHEDULE. OUR NEXT STEP IS TO BUILD THEIR OWN SHE’S PLANT CANNABIS CURRENTLY WE CAN ONLY MAKE ABOUT 800 POUNDS OF CHEESE ONCE A MONTH AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA SEVERELY LIMITING OUR GROWTH WE HAVE NOW AXED PRODUCTION AND WE’VE BEEN AT THAT LEVEL FOR A YEAR AND A HALF. WHAT’S THE PLANT IS BUILT WE WILL FINALLY ABLE TO EXPAND IT TO MORE MARKETS AND STORE CHAINS IN THE TWIN CITIES THROUGHOUT MINNESOTA AND SURROUNDING STATES. WE ANTICIPATE AROUND THE 200% GROWTH ONCE OUR PLANT IS BUILT OVER THE FOLLOWING YEARS. OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE HAS BEEN FINANCING WE HAVE AN INVESTOR HELPING US BUILD OUR BUILDING BACK THE PERMITS WERE JUST ADMITTED A FEW WEEKS AGO. HOWEVER THE SPECIALIZED EQUIPMENT COSTS WHICH ARE UP TO US COST OVER $200;000. LUCKILY WE’RE AWARDED THE MINNESOTA VALUE ADDED GRANT OVER $30;000. THIS MONEY WILL HELP US PURCHASE. EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE GREATLY IMPROVING OUR FOOD SAFETY AND THE QUALITY OF OUR PRODUCT. WE ARE BEYOND GRATEFUL FOR THIS GRANT. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AG HAS BEEN A CRITICAL PART OF OUR GROWTH AND SICK ACCESS TO NEW MARKETS CA SHARE. GRANT VALUE ADDED GRANT LOOSE ABILITY TO GROW OUR BUSINESS WITHOUT THESE PROGRAMS; WE’LL BE STRUGGLING TO BUILD OUR PLANT AND NOT ABLE TO HIRE MUCH NEEDED HELP AND MARKETING ARE SHE’S WE LOVE THIS PARTNERSHIP AND FEEL SO FORTUNATE TO BE PART OF THE MINNESOTA AGGER CULTURAL COMMITTEE.>>AND WE THANK THIS COMMITTEE FOR THEIR SUPPORT. THANK YOU SO MUCH ANY QUESTIONS. IT SAID A QUICK QUESTION SO CANNON FALLS WASN’T WHERE YOU STARTED THEM.>>I LIVE IN NORTHFIELD MY PARTNER’S LIVE IN RANDOLPH AND WE ACTUALLY START ONE OF MY PARTNERS MADE IT THEIR FARMERS TO BE UNLIMITED MILK. AND SO WE STARTED IN HER KITCHEN AND SOMEHOW SOMEBODY IN THE TOWN OKAY ALSO HEARD THAT WE WANT TO START A BUSINESS AND THAT WE WOULD FIT PERFECTLY IN THEIR FOOD SCENE. THAT THAT PERCENT OF PEOPLE THINK YOU MADAM CHAIR. PLUMMET THIS OPEN FOR BUSINESS; WE LOVE CHEESE IN PLACE I WOULD INVITE YOU TO THINK ABOUT CHECKING OUT I DO CONGRATULATIONS IT SOUNDS LIKE A GREAT EFFORT I WISH YOU ALL THE SUCCESS.>>THANKS FOR COMING TO TESTIFY TO A SENIOR ALL RIGHT SO MISTRESS.>>THANK YOU MADAM MADAM MADAM CHAIR ON THAT WE LIKE TO ASK AND FROM IRAN TO COME DOWN AND ENJOY THE AND AND IN TRUE IS THAT GARY FARMER FROM HUGO. AND THE FAMILY HAS RECEIVED A COUPLE OF LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANTS FROM I THESE THESE BANDS ARE INTENDED TO HELP LIVESTOCK. OPERATIONS INITIATE AND EXPAND THEIR LIFESTYLE. PRODUCTION IN. OFTENTIMES THESE GRANTS ARE ABLE TO HELP ON A YOUNG USERS GET INTO THE BUSINESS ARE PEOPLE TO TRAN TRANSITION IN INTO THE BUSINESS. BE TYPICALLY PLAN ON DOING ABOUT $2 MILLION A YEAR FOR THESE GRANTS TO SHARE LOOKING ABOUT 6 MEN. IT HE SPENT 768. I WAS $1000 ADVANCE RANGE FROM ABOUT $1000 TO 25 A I WAS IN DOLLARS. THEY DO REQUIRE THAT THE PRODUCER PUT IN 90% OF. SO OFTEN TIMES THESE FANS ARE JUST ENOUGH KNOW FOR THE FARMER COULD BRING THE AWARD LETTER OR THE CONTRACT TO THE BANK AND FIND OTHER FINANCING. AND WE ARE REVIEWING THESE APPLICATIONS TO HELP MAKE ANNOUNCEMENTS VERY VERY SOON IN THE NEXT WEEK OR SO. REQUESTS THIS YEAR WITH THE US BUT TO HAVE.>>MILITANT KNOWN.>>MILLION BUT THE PLAN READY TO TURN IT OVER THESE ARE THANK YOU AND THANK YOU. MISTER MAYOR WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE AND THAT THOSE AROUND THE TABLE HERE. WE ARE RECOGNIZE THAT NAME BECAUSE HIS FATHER IS HERE LAST WEEK TRACKING THAT THAT BEING A MINNESOTA NOW PRODUCER OF THE YEAR. SO WE ARE VERY PLEASED SAID WELCOME YOU TODAY SO GO AHEAD WITH THE TEST.>>MONEY YES; THANK YOU; MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE HAS STATED MY NAME IS ANDREW IRAN.>>LIVE IN HUGO MINNESOTA AND WASHINGTON COUNTY. AND I’M HERE TODAY TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND RECOGNITION OF THE IMPORTANCE AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANT. MAYON FARM WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1887 IN HUGO HAS A DIVERSIFIED CROP AND LIVESTOCK FROM MY BROTHER PAUL AND I REPRESENT THE 5TH GENERATION TO NOW LIVE. AND WORK ON THE FARM WHILE MAINTAINING THE VIABLE DAIRY OPERATION. SINCE COMPLETING MY DEGREE IN 2015 FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA AND THEN AS A DOUBLE MAJOR IN ANIMAL SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURE EDUCATION; I RETURN HARMON WE’VE BEEN EXPANDING OUR FACILITIES AND IN EXPANDING OUR GARY. WITH THE SUCCESSFUL LIVE STOCK INVESTMENT GRANT IN 2007 TEEN WE BUILT A 76 BY 256 FOOT THAT IMPACT BARN TO HOUSE ARE MILKING COWS. IN 2018 A SECOND GROUND WAS AWARDED WHICH ADDED MILK STORAGE TO THE FIRE YOU CAN SEE ONE OF THE PICTURES THAT’S THE RENOVATIONS DOING TO THE MILK HOUSE WE A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN DOUBLE THE SIZE OF OUR MILKY HOUSE ADDED A SECOND BALL CANCUN MILK STORAGE FOR THE FARM WE ALSO WORK WITH XCEL ENERGY AS THEY IDENTIFIED SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS REGARDING LOCAL TO JOHN THE FALL. AND RECOMMENDED UPGRADES TO OUR ELECTRICAL SERVICE. SO WE MADE THOSE IMPROVEMENTS AS WELL AS TRANSITION; THE FARM OVER TO MORELLI D LIGHTING 2 OF OUR EXISTING BARNES ON THE FARM WERE SHOWING SOME WEAR AND OUR FOUNDATIONS WE IMPROVE THOSE AND NEED THOSE AS CRITICAL PARTS OF OUR OUR OPERATION. WE ALSO PUT IN SOME YARD FENCE SEEM TO INCREASE CONVENIENCE WITH HOW FLOW AND ADDED WATERS FOR BOTH YOUNG STOCK AND CALM NUMBERS AND MADE VENTILATION IMPROVEMENTS IN SOME BARNS TO IMPROVE AIR QUALITY FOR THE LIVESTOCK. THESE UPGRADES COUPLED WITH OTHER RECENT INVESTMENTS IMPROVE PROF ABILITY AND EFFICIENCY ON OUR FARM AND ARE ALLOWING FOR SMOOTHER TRANSITION PLAN FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT NEXT WE TAKE THE PRIDE IN OUR FARM AND ITS APPEARANCE. OUR DAIRY REMAINS ONE OF THE FEW OPERATIONS NEAR THE METRO AREA AND WE SEE AN TRINITY TO CONTINUE TO COMMUNICATE A MESSAGE OF GOOD STEWARDSHIP AND LIVESTOCK CARE. THE MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT WITH A BAG WAS EXCELLENT TO WORK WITH. I’M CONSIDERING ALL THE PERSONNEL CHANGES AND AND UM. HAVE I CONTRIBUTED TO THIS PROGRAM. COMMISSIONER PETERSON AND HIS WIFE AND OTHER LOCAL STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATORS. WELL AMONG OVER 2000 GUESTS AT OUR BREAKFAST ON THE FARM HELP THIS PAST SEPTEMBER. BETWEEN MY FATHER AND MY SIBLINGS; WE HAVE 5 DEGREES IN EDUCATION AND LOVE PROMOTING THINGS TO THE PUBLIC. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO HOST THIS COMMITTEE OR ANY OF ITS MEMBERS ANY TIME YOU WHAT WOULD LIKE TO BE IN TRIP IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN COMING OUT FOR THAT. AS REPRESENTATIVE HANSEN AND REPRESENTATIVE MILLER STATED EARLIER. I’M JUST TO TOUCH ON WHAT YOU GUYS TALKED ABOUT THESE TO GRANT SAYS SHE SAID COVER 10% OF UP TO IT. $250;000 INVESTMENT SAW $500;000 INVESTMENT. THESE GRANTS ACTUALLY ON OUR FARM HAVE STIMULATED OVER $700;000 OF IMPROVEMENTS THAT WE’VE DONE. 5 YEARS SOUL. WE CAN SEE THE VALUE WE’RE CONTINUING TO FARM I KNOW THIS ONLY ONE EXAMPLE BUT THE PROGRAM DOES BENEFIT NOT ONLY OUR FARM VERY MUCH. BUT ALSO THE STATE. IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT BEST PRICE. THIS AS WE MAINTAIN PERENNIAL AND PERENNIAL FORGES AND GRASSLANDS AND CONTINUE TO SUPPLEMENT OUR SOILS WITH QUALITY ORGANIC MATTER. OUR EXPANSION ALSO. ALLOWED US TO PROVIDE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS FOR STUDENTS IN ANIMAL SET STUDYING ANIMAL SCIENCE. HAS BEEN IN TRICKLE TOO MANY DIFFERENT SUPPLIERS. AND BUSINESSES THAT WE’VE HIRED ALONG THE WAY AND DOING THESE IMPROVEMENTS. AGAIN I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND SUPPORT OF THIS PROGRAM AND I’M HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE THANK THANK YOU MAYOR; THANK YOU AGAIN; I’M NO QUESTIONS BUT THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOUR STORY THE FUN DOING WHAT YOU’RE DOING BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO BE VERY SUCCESSFUL. SO THANK YOU ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU; MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS. ALL RIGHT SO MISS PRESS ARRESTED HERE GOING I THINK WE HAVE VERY BASIC CONCLUSION TO HAVE ANY FURTHER COMMENTS.>>MADAM CHAIR; I WOULD JUST SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH I THINK WHAT YOU JUST SAW IN ALL 3 OF THE PEOPLE WHO WERE JUST IN THE FRONT OF YOU. BUT BACK TO WHEN ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES THAT THAT THESE PROGRAMS HELP PEOPLE’S DREAMS COME THE TRAIL WHETHER YOU KNOW THAT THE YOUNG FARMERS STARTING OUT YOU KNOW SOMEBODY QUIT THE BUSINESS IDEA AND WANTS TO TO IT. THESE FUNDS WILL HELP THAT HAPPEN AND THEN BY WITH THEM DOING THEY’RE ABLE TO INVEST IN FARMERS AND PAVE INVESTMENT IN MINNESOTA INVEST IN. FOR CULTURE. SO WE THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY. THANK YOU THANK YOU FOR SHARING THAT.>>THE INFORMATION IS VERY THOROUGH AND VERY GOOD. APPRECIATE THAT WE WILL MOVE REPRESENT A HAS A HOUSE FILED 3030. AND WE DO HAVE SO THAT THOSE IN YOUR PACKET. AS WELL AS A FISCAL NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE AN AMENDMENT TO THE BILL SO THAT THIS WILL NOTICE BASED ON THE PERCENT I THINK SOME OF THAT MAY BE A NEW FISCAL NOTE COMING REPRESENTIVE BRAND WOULD YOU LIKE>>YEAH THAT SHARE THE MOVE FELL 3030 FEET LEAD OVER FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION.>>THANK YOU REPRESENT A BRAND AND JUST TO COMMENT ON I THINK THEY’LL BE PLENTY OF DISCUSSION ON THIS AND WE ARE WE’RE EAGER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BILL AND THE WHAT BENEFITS IT HAS 4. ALL OF US SO WE ARE JUST LAYING IT OVER FOR NOW AND THE MAY BE ADDRESSING IT IN THE FUTURE. BUT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ALSO MOVE THE AMENDMENT.>>AND THAT REALLY MOVED THE A ONE AMENDMENT. IT WON AND THEN THAT MAKES A COUPLE OF GRAMMATICAL CHANGES BUT ALSO MAKES A LITTLE BIT OF A SUBSTANTIVE CHANGE. THIS WAS PEACE IN THE VALLEY SORT OF AMENDMENT. WELL TO ALSO INCLUDE A 100% JUICE AND CHOCOLATE MILK. ALONG THAT THE FOLKS A CHILDREN’S MEAL THAT MEANT. ALL RIGHT SO I’M GETTING THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF IT THOUGH TO THE AMENDMENT ALSO SWITCH AS THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH WHICH I THINK IS THAT POLICE HAD A CONCERN ABOUT THAT MAKES IT A LITTLE BIT MORE APPROPRIATE.>>OK AND THE SO WE WILL HAVE YOU DESCRIBE THE BILL AND A MOMENT AFTER WE GET THE AMENDMENT ON THAT SET THE OFFICE AMENDMENT ANY QUESTIONS. I’M SEEING NONE AND LIKE TAKE A VOTE ON THAT. SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE. ALL RIGHT I SUPPOSE THEY OK SO THE MOTION FAILS AN AMENDMENT IS ADOPTED THE BILL IS IN THE FORM THAT YOU ARE SEEKING IT TO BE AND I JUST WANT YOU TO THEN BEGIN MAY PRESENTING THE BILL LET US KNOW WHAT OF THIS.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE ARE STARTING TO STACK UP A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THIS BILL IS SENT HIM THIS BOOK NOT TO QUIT CARING FOR CONSUMERS TO TRUTH WITH AVERAGE THEY WANT FOR THE CHILDREN’S MEALS. WHAT IT IS. IT’S THE UH UH IT’S A IT’S A BILL THAT THAT IS ON A SUBJECT THAT THEY DO WE HAVE THAT LITTLE BIT MORE CONVERSATION AT APPLE ABOUT EATING HABITS DEVELOP IN YOU. GET A 5 ME YEAR-OLD AT HOME AND SO I KNOW ONCE WELL WE GO OUT AND IF THAT MENTION POP AND US PARENTS WE DON’T WANT POPPY RATHER HAVE MILK OR JUICE THAT KIND OF THE DISCUSSION IF THE SPEAK BECAUSE THE FIVE-MINUTE RULE. SO THAT SIDE AND WHAT THEY WERE. SURVEYS SHOW OF MINNESOTA THAT YOUTH THAT FRONT MORE AND MORE SUGARY BEVERAGES EACH YEAR. AND ALSO I MIGHT ADD THAT EATING A USED TO BE SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED INFREQUENTLY BUT AS WE LIVE BUSY LIVES THESE DAYS IS GETTING OUT THERE VERY FAST FOOD IS TRENDING A BIT OF FOR A DYNAMIC IT THE MINNESOTA ALSO ACROSS THE COUNTRY. SO AS WE GET THOSE MEALS A RESTAURANT SKIP MEALS A LARGE UPPER SENATOR; THE FOOD AND AS RESULT CHO CHILDREN’S MEALS OF CALORIES THAT ALSO INCREASE BECAUSE WITH ANY CALORIES FROM SUGAR. TRIBUTE INCLUDE POP LEMONADE A SWEET AND FRUIT-FLAVORED BEVERAGES AND OTHER BEVERAGES WITH ADDED SUGAR THAT DOESN’T INCLUDE A REPEAL. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION ON AVERAGE A FIELD IN AMERICA THINK ABOUT A PATH TO PULL OUT. EVERY YEAR. THAT THE LAW IN MY SO WHAT THE EXHIBIT THAT THIS BILL CAN DO OFF THOSE THAT CAN HELP ON THE GO MAKE HEALTHIER OPTIONS AND HELP YOU TRACE FOR THE CHILDREN BY REMOVING THE SUGARY DRINKS FROM THAT THIS BILL WOULD DO JUST THAT FOR PARENTS TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES. LET US WHY THIS BILL ISN’T MAYBE NOT JUST THE FOOD ASPECT. BUT WORTH REMINDING THE COMMUNITY WE LOST OVER 300 AREAS IN MINNESOTA LAST YEAR. AND PART OF THAT COULD GO TO THE IS. IS A STARTING TO WIND UP A LITTLE BUT AS I KNOW THAT FARMERS SPOT THIS THAT THIS BILL IS BUT ME FROM A SENATOR WHO HAD FARMERS IN HER DISTRICT. REQUESTS SUCH LEGISLATION BE A HIT. HAVING A CONVERSATION OF THE CAPITAL. SO HERE WE ARE TODAY HAVING THIS CONVERSATION I HAVE A GROWING UP ON A DAIRY FARM. UNDERSTAND WHAT IT’S LIKE FOR DAIRY FARMERS TO MAKE THAT UP DECISIONS OF SELLING A COUNTER THAT WE HAD TO DO IN A 96. AND IF THERE’S AN OPTION THAT WE CAN DO TO HELP PROVIDE AWARENESS OF THE FACT THAT THERE ARE OTHER HEALTHY BEVERAGES THAT ARE UP THERE AND HELP SUPPORT OR IS THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE PARTNERS AND THE ONLY DISTRICT. THAT’S ALSO PROBABLY MY WORK TO BRING THE BILL THAT. SO WHAT WOULD THAT DO RIGHT NOW IS LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO THE COUPLE PEOPLE WHO WISH TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF THIS IS TO MAKE THE CALL DON’T GET IT FOR HIM OR A GOOD CAN COME DOWN THINK.>>WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE IN JUST A NAME AND BEGIN THE TESTIMONY.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND REPRESENTATIVES NAME IS JANET KREMER AND I AM A DAIRY FARMER ALONG WITH MY HUSBAND; JOHN AND HASTINGS; MINNESOTA. I’M ALSO THE MINNESOTA DAIRY FRANCIS COORDINATOR; WHICH MEANS I WORK WITH PRINCESS KAY OF THE MILL THE WAY SO WHEN YOU GO TO THE STATE THEY ARE WHICH I KNOW YOU ALL WILL AND YOU VISIT THE BUTTER SCULPTURES. THOSE ARE MY BUT TODAY; I’M NOT GOING TO TALK ABOUT BUT OR I’M GOING TO TALK ABOUT MILK. MILK IS AS YOU KNOW MINNESOTA STATE OFFICIAL DRINK AND MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PROUD TO BE PART OF THE 2;500 DAIRY FARMERS THAT PRODUCE IT EVERY SINGLE DAY. IT WAS ONE YEAR AGO TODAY WHEN MY HUSBAND AND I ATTENDED THE VERY DAY AT THE CAPITOL AND WHILE VISITING WITH SCENTED SENATOR AND REPRESENTATIVE JURGENS JOHN HAS BEEN EXPRESSED THAT IDEA SO YOU’VE GOT US TO BLAME FOR THIS HIS IDEA WAS MAKING MELT THAT THE FULL AVERAGE FOR CHILDREN’S MEALS; IT WAS THAT IDEA THAT HE HAD READ ABOUT IN THE FARM MAKE A SCENE OF ANOTHER STATE THAT HAVE THIS ALREADY ADOPT THAT I COULD SIT HERE AND I CAN TELL YOU ALL THE BENEFITS ABOUT MILK I COULD TELL YOU ABOUT THE 9 ESSENTIAL NUTRIENTS THAT WORK FOUND IN MILK AND I CAN ALSO TELL YOU ABOUT THE HEALTH BENEFITS BUT I’M GOING TO LEAVE THAT TO THE HEALTH ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT ARE HERE TODAY. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE 5TH AND I’M A SIXTH-GENERATION THERE THE FARMER; I GUESS YOU COULD SAY FARMING IS DEFINITELY IN OUR BLOOD. JOHN AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN ACTIVE ADVOCATES FOR THE DAIRY COMMUNITY. ALMOST 30 YEARS AGO. I WAS GIVING A TOUR ON OUR FARM TO SCHOOL CHILDREN. AND AFTER DESCRIBING A TYPICAL DAY ON THE FARM THAT BEGINS ABOUT 06:00AM AND ENDS ABOUT 14 HOURS LATER AND ALSO TALKING ABOUT HOW WE CARE FOR ANIMALS AND HOW WE CARE FOR OUR LAND. A 3RD GRADER RAISED HER HAND AND SAID SO WHAT DOES YOUR HUSBAND DO FOR A JOB. THAT REALLY GOT ME TO THINKING HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR US TO TELL OUR OWN STORY. WHAT WE DO WHY WE DO IT AND THE BENEFITS OF DAIRY FOODS; AND IT’S NOT ONLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO SHARE THAT WITH CHILDREN BUT ALSO TO SHARE WITH ADULTS AS WELL. SO MY HOPE TODAY IS TO GIVE YOU A GLIMPSE OF MY FAMILY’S PASSION FOR THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. WE PARTICIPATE ON SOCIAL MEDIA. WE HOST FARM TOURS. WEEK OF SCHOOL VISITS WE HOLD THE HUGE CHRISTMAS ON THE FARM OF THEM. AND I’VE ALSO EVEN HAD SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES TO PROMOTE AREA WITH THE MINNESOTA VIKINGS. AND TODAY; I’M HERE BEFORE YOU SHARING MY DAIRY STORY AND THE IMPORTANCE OF MILK ADVOCATING IN A MUCH DIFFERENT WAY. MINNESOTA’S DAIRY INDUSTRY HAS BEEN $9 BILLION IMPACT ON THIS STATE FARM EMPLOYEES THAT TURN AREA AND PROCESSING PLANTS TRANSPORTATION COMPANIES. RETAILERS. ALL REPLY ON PARK WITH THE VERY INDUSTRY AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS. WE DAIRY FARMERS HAVE BEEN STRUGGLING FINANCIALLY; I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD THAT STORY BEFORE I KNOW YOU’VE HEARD ABOUT LITTLE MILK PRICES FOR MENTAL HEALTH AND MANY DAIRY FARMERS THAT ARE LEAVING THE CAREER THAT THEY LOVE. MINNESOTA’S DAIRY FARMERS NEED YOUR HELP THIS BILL COULD HELP LAY THE GROUNDWORK FOR REVITALIZING THE DAIRY INDUSTRY. BUT WITH MILK SALES HAVE SLIPPED IN SEVERAL YEARS. AND PARTIALLY DUE TO CHILDREN BEING GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY OF HAVING THOSE SUGARY BEVERAGES AS DAIRY FARMERS; WE HOPE YOU JOIN US IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL WHICH IS THAT’S NOT TAKE AWAY CHOICES. BUT HOPEFULLY HELP NUDGE PEOPLE IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF A HEALTHIER FUTURE FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND IT SIMULTANEOUSLY ALSO BENEFITS DAIRY FARMERS. AND I’M HOPING THAT YOU WILL ALSO INCORPORATE THAT MINNESOTA’S OFFICIAL DRINK IT’S GOING TO BE A PART OF CHILDREN’S MEALS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU PETE TESTIFY ANY QUESTIONS. I DON’T SEE ANY. THANK YOU THANK YOU AND TO BRAND.>>NEXT AT ASK THAT ALL OF A SUDDEN A DOUBT HE REPRESENTS BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD.>>AND WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE AND THE FULL STATE YOUR NAME AND PERHAPS WELL IT IS WELL BEFORE TO BEGIN TEST I WAS HERE LAST YEAR I BELIEVE IN UM. MY NAME WAS A CHALLENGER; BUT UM IT’S IT’S NOT THE JOHN WANT AND I’M THE DIRECTIVE HELPING ME ADVOCACY OF BLUE CROSS AND BLUE SHIELD. I WANT TO FIRST. THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND MEMBERS OF THIS COMMITTEE IN FOR HEARING AND HOPEFULLY SUPPORTING THIS BILL. I WANT TO BEGIN BY CE. RECOGNIZING STRONG ALLIANCE WITH AT THE HILL. THIS IS NOT JUST A ISSUE THAT HUNGRY AND POOR PEOPLE BUT IN THAT’S HEALTH AND I WOULD SEE THIS COMMITTEE’S WORK IS DEEPLY RELATED TO THE THE SUPPORT FOR HUNGER RELIEF. I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE NAME OF THIS COMMITTEE IS NOT LOST ON ME THAT YOUR CARD; AGRICULTURE AND FOOD FINANCING RIGHT AND IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT IS THE NEW. TITLE JUST JUST LAST YEAR AND SO YOU MAY BE WANTING WISE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD. IN THIS COMMITTEE WE’RE MORE ACCUSTOMED TO BEING IN. HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES. I JUST WANT TO CALL OUT THAT I’M NOT ONLY IS IT A COOL PROCESS TO COOPERATION WHAT PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE TELLS US IS THAT MOST OF WHAT CREATES HEALTH HAPPENS OUTSIDE OF HEALTHCARE. ABOUT 80% OF WHAT PRAY TELL IS NOT OUTSIDE HEALTH CARE AND SO THAT ACTUALLY IMPLICATES THE AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM. AND IF WE’RE SERIOUS ABOUT PREVENTING CHRONIC DISEASE DIABETES HEART DISEASE WE HAVE TO BE COMPREHENSIVE WE HAVE TO BE UPSTREAM. AND IN THE NAME OF PREVENTION BEGIN WORKING WITH DIFFERENT SECTORS THAT IMPACT. DOWNSTREAM DISEASES LIKE DIABETES. SO I’M HERE TODAY NOT TO TALK MILK ALTHOUGH I STAND IN STRONG SOLIDARITY WITH THEM MILK FARMERS I COME FROM A FAMILY OF PEOPLE. FARMERS IN FACT MY PEOPLE HAVE BUT FARMING FROM MELANIA AND THAT’S THE ONLY OCCUPATION MY PEOPLE HAVE EVER KNOWN ACTUALLY COME TO THIS TO THIS COUNTRY AS I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR THAT THERE’S A CONVERGENCE OF INTERESTS BETWEEN FARMING FOOD; PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH EQUITY. I ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD STANDS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THEM INNOCENCE WILL HELP THE KIDS COALITION. I WILL HAND OUT A LETTER OF SUPPORT. SO YOU CAN THAT LIST THE SUPPORTERS I INVITE YOU TO PERUSE ALL THE VARIOUS NAMES. IT’S A VERY STRONG HEALTH HEALTH CARE NONPROFIT CROSS CULTURAL PROSPECT OF PARTNERSHIP. SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT THERE’S A MOUNT A SUPPORT FOR THIS APPROACH TO FENCING HELP. I DO WANT TO CALL IT CONCERNED ABOUT THE AMENDMENT. WE CERTAINLY WANT TO SUPPORT OUR DAIRY FARMERS AND MAKE SURE HEALTH THIS D THE DEFAULT CHOICE BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT CHOCOLATE MILK. THERE ARE 6 TEASPOONS OF SUGAR IN JUST 1; 1; CUP CHOPPED THEM UP. AND I THINK THAT ONCE MORE DISCUSSION. WE ARE SUPPORTIVE OF 100% JUICE THAT’S ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION; BASICALLY EVERY HEALTH AUTHORITY THAT’S IT’S A GOOD THING WE JUST NEED TO CALL THE QUESTION ON ON CHOCOLATE MILK. IT JUST WANTS MORE DISCUSSION. AS I MENTIONED MOST OF WHAT CREATES HEALTH HAPPENS OUTSIDE HEALTH CARE. THAT’S WHY WE’RE HERE TODAY I ALSO WANT TO CONNECT THIS MONTH CLOSELY TO A PREVENTIVE APPROACH TO TYPE THE EARTH AND CALL OUT THE. IN MEN’S HEALTH CARE COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH HELP WITH DIABETES. IN MINNESOTA ALONE. IT COST THE STATE BILLION. THIS IS JUST PART FOR DIABETES. $4.4 BILLION IN OUR STATE. I WANT ALSO WANT TO CALL THAT ONE IN 3 CHILDREN AND TEENS EAT FAST FOOD ON A DAILY BASIS AND PARENTS IF WE JUST WANT HEALTHIER OPTIONS AND HEALTHIER CHOICES AS THE DEFAULT OPTION; NOT ELIMINATE CHOICES JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT IT’S MOST CONVENIENT. NOT JUST THE SMARTEST DECISION. WILD-TYPE THESE IS A PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE THAT IMPACTS ALL ABOUT COMEY’S. SPAIN POINT THAT WE LIFT UP HOW THE BURDEN OF DISEASE IS NOT EQUITABLE. WE KNOW THAT IN MINNESOTA ALONE. THE AMERICAN INDIAN COMEY HAS 4 TIMES THE RATE OF DIABETES AS THE GENERAL POPULATION. THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMITTEE HAS 1.5 TIMES. COMPARED TO THE GENERAL POPULATION AND THE ASIAN PACIFIC COMEY HAS 3 TIMES THE AMOUNT OF DIABETES AND SO WOW DIABETES IS A PUBLIC HEALTH. EPIDEMIC WE NEED TO CALL OUT THAT THE BURDEN OF DISEASE IS NOT PLAY QUICKLY SO YOUR EFFORTS AND CONSIDERATIONS DAY ONE A VERY SERIOUS AND STRONG HEALTH LIKELY IMPACT. AND IT’S BEYOND JUST THE MORAL IMPERATIVE AND ADDRESSING THE THAT THE COST CUTTING IN EQUITIES THEIR STAY. THEY’RE WE’LL FINANCIAL COST OF THIS THAT INEQUITY THAT DIFFERENCE AND HELP. A STUDY PRODUCED BY THE UNIVERSITY MINNESOTA CONCLUDED THAT THE SUN IN EQUITIES COST OF 2.2 BILLION. A YEAR HERE IN MINNESOTA. I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THESE DISEASES ARE PRIMARILY PREVENTABLE. THE PRIMARY PREVENTABLE. AND WHAT CAN TO POINT TO $6 BILLION GET YOU CAN CONSTRUCT 54 HOSPITALS. YOU CAN CONSTRUCT 15 HIGH SCHOOLS AND THAT’S AN ANNUAL BASIS US I WANT TO BE MINDFUL THAT AS I’M MAKING A QUIET QUANTITATIVE ARGUMENT. THAT THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS IS SAVING LIVES; IMPROVING HEALTH LET’S NOT ONLY THE RIGHT THING TO DO IT’S EFFECTIVE THING TO DO. AND SO WE ARE LOOKING AT THE ENVIRONMENT AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE HEALTH IS BUILT INTO OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THAT IS THE FIRST CHOICE IS THE NATURAL CHOICE. IT’S NOT THE SMART SAVVY CHOICE AND THAT YOU HAVE TO DIG AROUND TO MAKE MAKE MAKE. THE TOP CHOICE. SO TODAY; WE SUPPORT. REPRESENT BRANDON ALL THE AUTHORS IN BRINGING FORWARD LEGISLATION THAT WOULD MAKE KIDS HEALTH PARENTS CHOICE. FOCUS ON HEALTH AND MAKING THAT. THE DEFAULT OPTION. ALL CENTER BRANDON AND THE TEST FIRES ITS DON’T SEEM THOUGH THAT IN.>>AND HERE BUT IS ANYBODY ELSE TO FROM YOUTH TO TREATMENT THE FEE AT THE INVITE THEM AND IF THEY WANT TO HEAR. WELL THEY’VE NOT BEEN OK; BUT THE EVIDENCE. LORI’S HERE FROM MINNESOTA FARMERS UNION. WHAT WE HAD OUR PRESS CONFERENCE MR. THE PARK. SHE WAS ALSO SUPPORTS THE HIM THOUGH. WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE MUST LORI.>>THANK YOU CHAIR; POPPY AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE FOR THE RECORD MY NAME IS TO LAUREAN THE GOVERNMENT RELATIONS. DIRECTOR FOR MINNESOTA FARMERS UNION. NOW THE BRIEF JUST WANT TO IT GOES SOME OF THE THOUGHTS THAT THE BREHMER’S SO WE’LL SHARED EARLIER IN THEIR TESTIMONY BUT I THOUGHT THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK SOME TO SOME OF OUR DAIRY FARMER LEADERS ON THIS BILL OF COURSE THEY’RE PROUD OF THE HELPFUL PRODUCT THAT THE PRODUCE HERE AND AND BELIEVE THAT THAT THIS WOULD MAKE IT EASIER FOR PARENTS TO MAKE. A GOOD DECISION FOR THEIR KIDS AND AN END TO THE EXTENT IT INCREASES THE CONSUMPTION OF DAIRY IN MINNESOTA THAT WILL IMPROVE THERE BOTTOM LINE AND WE’RE EAGER TO SUPPORT IT SO. THANKS SO MUCH REPRESENTATIVE ROUND AND AND FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY. THANK YOU MISTER LAURIE; I DON’T SEE ANY QUESTIONS.>>I KNOW WE DO HAVE SOME ANALYSTS TO BEN WAS LEARNED FROM HAS BEEN TELLING MINNESOTA YES. SO WELCOME TO THE COMMITTEE TO STATE YOUR NAME AND BEGIN YOUR TESTIMONY.>>YES; THANK YOU; MADAM CHAIR MEMBERS THE COMMITTEE COMMITTEE STAFF MY NAME IS BEN WAS ONE OF THE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS FOR HOSPITALITY; MINNESOTA. WE REPRESENT THE RESTAURANT INDUSTRY LODGING INDUSTRY AND RESORT AND CAMPGROUND INDUSTRY MINNESOTA. SUPPORTING ONE IN 10 JOBS IN MINNESOTA. WE HAVE OVER $6 BILLION IN WAGES AND GENERATE 18% OF THE MINNESOTA SALES TAX SO A VERY SIGNIFICANT PART OF THE MINNESOTA ECONOMY HERE. I WANT TO START OUT BY JUST SAYING WE APPRECIATE THE SPIRIT WHAT REPRESENTATIVE BRAND IS TRYING TO DO WITH BILL HERE; I’M OBVIOUSLY WE SUPPORT HEALTHY CHOICES FOR KIDS AND MINNESOTA RESTAURANTS HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN LEADERS IN THAT REGARD IN RECENT YEARS. IF YOU LOOK AROUND BOTH THAT QUICK SERVICE OR QSR RESTAURANTS AND FULL-SERVICE RESTAURANTS. THE VAST MAJORITY OF KIDS MEALS NOW SOME OF THESE OPTIONS SO THAT THE WATER WHETHER THAT BE KNOWN FOR A MILK ALTERNATIVE. WE’VE BEEN WORKING WITH THE AUTHOR AS WELL AS FROM THE OTHER BODY; HOWEVER TO CLEAR FIND THAT THERE ARE OTHER HEALTHY OPTIONS THAT ARE CURRENTLY OFFERED SIDE BY SIDE WITH MILK OR WATER OR A LOCAL TARGET IS THAT INCLUDES A 100% JUICE OPTIONS FOR CHOCOLATE MILK AND SO THANKFUL FOR THAT THE AMENDMENT TODAY AND A I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT ON THE WRECK AND MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE AUTHOR AS THIS BILL GOES FORWARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE PROTECTING CONSUMER CHOICE. AND THAT WERE ALSO IN PUTTING ALL THE SCOPE OF HEALTHY OPTIONS ON THE MENU ADVERTISING MATERIALS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU MISTER RUSS LIFE ANY.>>ANY OTHER TESTIFIES ANYONE ELSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WOULD LIKE TO COME DOWN TO SPEAK FOR AGAINST OR PROVIDE IN THE TESTIMONY. I DON’T SEE ANYONE ELSE. I’M AT MEMBERS ANY QUESTIONS OF WRECKS AND THE KEEL I THINK YOU HAD A COMMENT REQUEST. THESE.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR ON YES I DO I THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO REPRESENT BRAND. CERTAINLY WE WANT TO BE PUSHING PROMOTING OUR CHILDREN TO DRINK MILK AND I WOULD EVEN GO SO FAR AS TO SUGGEST THAT WE SHOULD MAYBE BE STARTING TO. ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN TO NOT JUST DRINK ANY MILK BUT DRINK WHOLE MILK IF ANYONE KNOWS THAT WHEN AN INFANT IS BORN THE BEST THING THAT THEY HAVE THIS A MOTHER’S NOT AND IT IS FULL OF CHOLESTEROL AND SO WHILE WE’VE GOT I’M BACK IN OUR WORLD OF THINKING WE NEED LOW I’VE SPENT A LITTLE BIT OF TIME RESEARCHING ALL OF THIS IN MY OWN LIFE I THINK THAT MAY OUR CHILDREN WOULD BE FULLER FASTER AND MORE SATISFIED WITH A LITTLE BIT MORE FAT IN THEIR DIET AND HELPING THEIR BRAIN THEIR LITTLE BRAINS TO IS IMPORTANT I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT MEMBERS IF YOU DON’T KNOW AUDIENCE I AM A SUGAR. WHEN I HEAR FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ABOUT SIGUR I WANT TO TELL YOU THIS IT IS NOT BAD FOR YOU. OVER EATING SUGAR IS NOT ANY BETTER FOR YOU THAN EATING ONLY BROCCOLI. IT IS NOT HEALTHY TO HAVE ONE THING I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT TO YOU THERE IS 20 CALORIES IN A TEASPOON OF SUGAR AND MILK IS NATURALLY HAS SUGAR AND IF YOU GO TO THE GROCERY STORE IN ANCHORAGE ALL THE DO THIS COOL LOOK AT YOUR MILK. LOOK AND SEE WHAT SKIM MILK HAS FOR THE AMOUNT OF SUGAR IN IT. 2 WHOLE MILK OR MILK IS ACTUALLY LESS SUGAR I WOULD SHARE WITH YOU THAT CHOCOLATE MILK IS NOT HORRIBLE FOR US SURVIVED AND I DIDN’T DRINK POINT KNOCKING IT WAS A KID FOR SOME REASON IT BOTHERED ME AND MY PARENTS ALLOWED ME TO ANYWAY; I’M BUT I THINK IT’S THE BALANCE. HOW MUCH SUGAR YOU HAVE IN THAT DRINK NOT NOT THE FACT THAT IT’S BAD BUT I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT I NOT AS GOOD FOR I THINK WE NEED TO PUSH MORE WHOLE MILK. I HAVE GRANDCHILDREN THAT DRINK RAW MILK; GARY; THEY DON’T EVEN LIKE THAT CARTON STUFF ANYMORE. AND THAT’S WHAT THEIR FATHER GREW UP AND SO THAT’S THAT’S WHAT THEY ENJOY; BUT I I JUST TO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THIS IS WE NEED TO BE PROMOTING GOOD THINGS FIRST 2 DIFFERENT CHILDREN AND AND I WANT TO ALSO POINT OUT SECTORS NOT BAD JUST DHONI LITTLE>>THEY THANK YOU FOR THEM TO FEEL YES I THINK THAT WAS THE COMMENT OF THE CROSS BLUE SHIELD TALKING ABOUT THAT. I’M KIND OF THE BALANCE APPRECIATE GET YOUR HOW IS YOUR ADVOCACY FOR THE INDUSTRY AND THAT THE WORK THAT YOU DO SO THANK YOU FOR THAT REPRESENTIVE ANDERSON.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND I TO SUPPORT THE IDEA OF IT PURGING MORE MILK CONSUMPTION; NOT WITH THE KIDS BUT FOR ADULTS AS JUST HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT ABOUT THE BILL IN GENERAL. THIS IS NOT AGAIN THE IMPACT OF THE INTENT. BUT REPRESENTATIVE RANDY SAY IT’S NOT A MANDATE YET THE OTHER BILL SUMMARY; THE FIRST LINE SAYS THE BILL REQUIRES IN BILL LANGUAGE SAYS ON LINE ONE 0.17. MUST MAKE. AND ON PAGE 2. WIND CAN NOT SEE THE COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH MUST ENFORCE THE SECTION. SO IT JUST KIND OF. SO THE SOIL HERE WITH WHAT WHAT IS THE ACTUAL INTENT THEN THAT IF THERE’S ANY KIND OF ENFORCEMENT ACTION THE WHAT WHAT YOU CONTEMPLATE THAT TO BE PERCENT OF SO.>>THE EU TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION OR A PERSON ANDERSON; IF YOU LOOK AT SUBDIVISION 3 IT SAYS IS NO PROHIBITION AND SO THAT’S EXACTLY WHAT IS MEANT TO BE IN THERE. SPECIFICALLY LEO IS STILL PENDING. IT WHATEVER YOU WANT THE HELP IS IN THE MOST ARE CHECKED THIS BILL THAT’S WHERE THINGS AS FAR AS THE HORSEMAN GOES WE CHECKED WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THEY HAVE 0 DOUBT IT’S BEEN NO THEY DON’T AND DISSIPATED US TOO MUCH A LOT OF RESOURCES. IF SOMEBODY A CONSUMER WERE TO BLAME. THEY WOULD TAKE TO COMPLETE THEM AND DO THE RESEARCH ON IT BUT THEY’RE GOING TO BE AN IMPROVEMENT.>>PERCENT OF>>AGAIN MADAME CHAIR. WELL THAT’S GOOD TO HEAR ALONE IN THE THE FISCAL WHICH MAY BE NOT TO IMPORTANT TEAMWORK TO TALK ABOUT CONSTITUTIONAL CHALLENGE.>>CUTS TO STILL CHALLENGE I GUESS IT WASN’T THAT I DIDN’T SEE THAT PART IN THERE BUT A VO HAVE 3 LOOK AT THAT. A SECOND. THE FACT THAT THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WERE THE CHILDREN TO HELP.>>IT’S A VERY LAST LINE ON 8.19.>>THAT’S INDEFENSIBLE YOU IT>>WHAT’S ON THE FISCAL OUTLOOK FOR CNN AGAIN MAYBE OUT OF DATE BECAUSE IT’S A PRETTY GENERAL; BUT IT DID MENTION THAT CHALLENGE ON ON PAGE 9 O K.>>THANK YOU SO THAT SENATOR BRANDIS SEE THAT IN.>>MUNGO’S YEARS DIFFICULT CHALLENGE FOR RISE THE TOURNEY THAT NO ONE POINT THAT WAS CHALLENGED WITH AND THAT WE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THIS IN THE MENU BUT. THE CHANCE TO EXIST.>>HELPFUL TO THEM THAT THIS WELL I AND WE CAN ASKED THE COUNCIL TO IT JUST. ON THIS PISTOL KNOW MAYBE MISTER SAVORY OR MISTER SO AND I DON’T KNOW WHO WON THAT AND JUST REGARDING THE FISCAL KNOW IT AND HOW UP TO DATE AND IS BASED AND THE AMENDED BILL AND A SAVER.>>MADAME CHAIR MEMBERS JUST TO CLARIFY BECAUSE OF A MEMBER OF THE COMMITTEE APPROVED AN EARTH ON THE BILL. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD NOT PLAY A ROLE IN THE ENFORCEMENT ACTION OF HOSTILE 3030 SHOULD IT BECOME LAW. SO WITH THAT SAID I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION BUT I THINK THAT GOING FORWARD THE ATTORNEY GENERAL WOULD REALLY HAVE A ROLE TO PLAY. IF ANY. SORT OF ACTION REGARDING THE FIRST FEW HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONCERN.>>THANK SO I THINK AT THAT GET A NUMBER PAGES OF IT LOOKS LIKE SOME OF THEM ARE RELATED TO. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AND OTHERS HE AND A DEPARTMENTS OR OTHER THINGS SO I DON’T KNOW THOSE. THAT WILL BE A DIFFERENT SYSTEM NOTE BASED ON THE AMENDED BILL NOW. LAYING THIS OVER AND I THINK THERE IS FOR THE DISCUSSION AND OWN PEOPLE. THE YEAH; THE CONCEPT; THE IDEA OF HELPING OUR KIDS TO GUIDE THEM. NOW MAKE THOSE CHOICES AS HEALTHY CHOICES IS IMPORTANT FOR US THEY HAVE ANOTHER REPS AND VANISH SO YOU DON’T QUESTION IT TO US OK REPRESENTATIVE LIPPERT.>>THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND THANK YOU REPRESENTATIVE FOR THIS INVITING US TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION. I’M LOOKING AT THE MINNESOTA INNOCENCE FOR HEALTHY KIDS LETTER THAT’S IN FRONT OF US AND THE LIST OF. HELP BEHIND THIS BILL IS SIGNIFICANT AND I THINK WE SHOULD BE PAYING ATTENTION THAT THE IMAGE OF OUR CHILDREN DRINKING A BATH TUBS WORTH OF SODA. A YEAR ISN’T AS A REALLY POWERFUL AND SAW A EVERYONE REACTING TO THAT BECAUSE AS THAT WAS BEING MENTIONED AS A PARENT WITH CHILDREN; MYSELF WE’VE AND WHEN WE GOT TO EAT WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT IF THEY’RE ORDERING SO NO THEY GET UNTIL THE MEAL ARRIVES OR WE REALIZE THAT THEY DON’T EAT THEIR MEAL BECAUSE THEY’RE JUST THINKING THE SODA. SO I THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT CONVERSATION FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN AND OUR STATE AND I APPRECIATE STARTING TODAY. I THANK YOU SO I DON’T SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.>>AND CENTER BRANDON THE CLOSING COMMENTS.>>CLOSE JUST PAY REITERATING THAT THE FACT THAT 3030 GALLONS THAT COMES FROM THE AMERICAS TO SAFETY AFTER EXTEND AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION TO THAT. PRETTY STANDARD FROM A STRAIGHT KNOW; THAT’S AN AVERAGE. 70 MORE 70 LESS OBVIOUSLY THAT OFFER THIS TO CUT OUT ANY FOOD ALSO MIKE. ON AVERAGE REPUBLICANS TO BE MORE THAN 30 IN GROUP. UH BUT UH IT’S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO POINT OUT THE CENTER FOR SCIENCE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST BUT OUT 19 MAJOR LAST YEAR AND JULY OF 2019 SO THE STILL ON THE MENU PROGRESS BUT MORE TO DO TO GET SODA OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE MANY OF US. AND I GUESS REALLY INTERESTING THING IS THAT MAKE THE 70’S. ONLY 26% OF PEOPLE WITH HOUSE G. AND NOW THAT OVER HALF OF A THAT SOME OF THE EARLY PART OF A WEEKLY BASIS FOR THAT. NOW THAT NUMBER’S OVER HALF OVER HALF OF AMERICANS GO INTO IT AND A WEEKLY YOU OR BETTER STEP ON THE IN THE INTEREST OF A ACCORDING TO FAMILY IN INTEREST IN SUPPORTING HEALTHY FAMILIES. PROVIDING A MAYBE A LITTLE MORE FOCUS ON NUTRITION BEVERAGE LIKE MILK IS THE INTEREST OF PUBLIC. SUPER PROTECTION AND THAT’S RIGHT THING AND SO I REALLY LOOK FOR TO WORK THE ON THIS BILL IT REALLY WORK LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ON THE BILL AND AND GETTING INTO THE COMMITTEE IN PAST THIS STUFF I REALLY THINK THAT WILL BENEFIT A LOT OF PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE NOT JUST CHILDREN; BUT ALSO THE FARMERS THAT PRODUCE THEM UP. WERE SHOW BE IN THE INTEREST THAT YES OF A BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES AS PART OF THE REASON I WISH TO BE HERE IN THE FIRST PLACE THAT HELP BUILD STRONGER COMMUNITIES. AND I I DO THINK. SO I APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT TODAY AND I WOULD ASK AGAIN TO RENEW MY MOTION TO LEAVE THIS BILL OVER FOR POSSIBLE CONSIDERATION.>>THANK YOU THANKS TO THAT DISCUSSION. THANK THIS IS BETTER FOR US.>>AND GIVING US THE INSIGHT AND HOW OF.>>CAME TO BE AND YOU KNOW IT’S GOOD TO HAVE CITIZEN. INPUT AND CONSTITUENT ENGAGEMENT AND WE APPRECIATE THAT SO THANK YOU. SO THANKS FOR THE DISCUSSION TODAY; THIS THERE WILL BE LAID OVER FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION. AND I JUST WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE REPRESENTATIVE HAMILTON HAD ASKED ME ABOUT THE HOUR. THE REAL FINANCE 30 BILL THAT WILL BE HEARD IN WAYS AND MEANS MONDAY AND THEN SOON HOPEFULLY TO BE PUT BEFORE THE BODY. IN THE AFTER THAT MEETING AFTER THE WAYS AND MEANS S AND I KNOW THAT IT IS SOMETHING WHERE WHERE WE’RE ALL WANTING TO SEE HAPPEN AS SOON AS AND SO WE’RE TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE’RE MATCHING THINGS UP WITH THE SENATE AS WELL AND YOU KNOW SOME OF THESE THINGS HAPPENED THAT THE LEADERSHIP LEVEL THAT MAYBE YOU’RE YOU AND US BUT WE’RE ALL UM I THINK WE’RE OUT PROVIDING THE PRESSURE NEEDED TO TO MOVE THIS FORWARD SO I APPRECIATE YOUR SENSE OF URGENCY AND THAT AS WELL S BOOKS AND ANDERSON.>>ON A RELATED TOPIC FROM MADAME CHAIR; WE STILL CAN HEAR THE BILLS ON THE KIND OF FOOD INTO THAT IN GREAT QUESTION. I THINK REPRESENTIVE LEOPARD IS CARRYING THE KIND OF FOOD I THINK AT THIS POINT THEY WERE I’M STILL UNDER SOME DISCUSSION WORKING ON SOMETHING THEY AREN’T SCHEDULED WITH THAT THEIR NEXT WEEK’S SCHEDULE OUT SO WE KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING NEXT BUT BEYOND THAT WE MAY BE WELL STILL HAVE THE VOTE FLUIDITY AND CALENDARS SO APPRECIATE THAT QUESTION. ANYWAY; EVERYBODY HAVE A GOOD WEEKEND THANK MILK ENJOY IT. AND THE MEETING ADJOURNED.

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