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HouseWednesday, February 16, 2022 1:00 PM      

Agriculture Finance and Policy

Location: Remote Hearing
Chair: Rep. Mike Sundin


I. Update on Rural Finance Authority loan programs
-Matt McDevitt, Ag Finance Supervisor, Finance & Budget

II. HF3081 (Swedzinski) Appropriating money to expedite Rural Finance Authority loan processing.
-Alexa Swedzinski
-Brent Kelsey, Compeer Financial
-Stu Lourey, Minnesota Farmers Union
-Amber Hanson Glaeser, MN Farm Bureau

III. HF3420 (Sundin) Appropriating money for grants and financial assistance to livestock farmers and crop producers impacted by drought; appropriating money to the Rural Finance Authority revolving loan account for drought relief
-Thom Petersen, Commissioner, MN Dept. of Agriculture
-Stu Lourey, MN Farmers Union
-Robert Siltanen, Siltanen Farms, Carlton County
-Liz Dwyer, Dancing the Land Farm, Clearwater
-Miles Kuschel, Cass County rancher
-Krist Wollum, Legislative Committee Chair, MN Cattlemen's Association

PUBLIC TESTIMONY: If you would like to sign up to testify, email no later than 4:30 PM, Tuesday, February 15. Depending on the number of people who sign up, testimony may be limited to 2 minutes/per person. Please use the same email and deadline to submit written testimony (in PDF file format).

MEETING DOCUMENTS: Meeting documents will be posted on the House Agriculture Committee website at

AMENDMENTS: Deadline for amendments is 1:00 PM, Tuesday, February 15.

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This remote hearing is taking place pursuant to Rule 10.01, which you may view here:

Committee Documents:
RFA Lending Projection Legislative Report Dec 2021.pdf
HF3420 DE1 Amendment (Sundin).pdf
Rural Finance Authority (RFA) Presentation.pdf
Minutes - February 14, 2022 .pdf
HF3420-A7 Amendment (Anderson).pdf
HF3420 -A4 Amendment (Hansen).pdf
HF3420 -A5 Amendment (Hansen, R).pdf
HF3420 - A8 Amendment (Anderson).pdf
HF3420 - LSP Drought Relief Testimony.pdf
HF3420 - MFU written testimony.pdf
Agenda - February 16, 2022 .pdf
HF3420 - MFBF written testimony.pdf


Easter/Passover break will begin on April 9, 2022 and the Legislature will be in recess through Monday, April 18, 2022. Committees and legislative activities may resume on Tuesday, April 19, 2022.

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