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HF 2254

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/27/2023 03:06pm

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.
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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; adding an additional qualifying expenditure to the livestock
investment grant program; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 17.118,
subdivision 2.


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 17.118, subdivision 2, is amended to read:

Subd. 2.


(a) For the purposes of this section, the terms defined in this
subdivision have the meanings given them.

(b) "Livestock" means beef cattle, dairy cattle, swine, poultry, goats, mules, farmed
Cervidae, Ratitae, bison, sheep, horses, and llamas.

(c) "Qualifying expenditures" means the amount spent for:

(1) the acquisition, construction, or improvement of buildings or facilities for the
production of livestock or livestock products;

(2) the development of pasture for use by livestock including, but not limited to, the
acquisition, development, or improvement of:

(i) lanes used by livestock that connect pastures to a central location;

(ii) watering systems for livestock on pasture including water lines, booster pumps, and
well installations;

(iii) livestock stream crossing stabilization; and

(iv) fences; or

(3) the acquisition of equipment for livestock housing, confinement, feeding, and waste
management including, but not limited to, the following:

(i) freestall barns;

(ii) watering facilities;

(iii) feed storage and handling equipment;

(iv) milking parlors;

(v) robotic equipment;

(vi) scales;

(vii) milk storage and cooling facilities;

(viii) bulk tanks;

(ix) computer hardware and software and associated equipment used to monitor the
productivity and feeding of livestock;

(x) manure pumping and storage facilities;

(xi) swine farrowing facilities;

(xii) swine and cattle finishing barns;

(xiii) calving facilities;

(xiv) digesters;

(xv) equipment used to produce energy;

(xvi) on-farm processing facilities equipment;

(xvii) fences, including but not limited to farmed Cervidae perimeter fences required
under section 35.155, subdivision 4; deleted text begin and
deleted text end

(xviii) livestock pens and corrals and sorting, restraining, and loading chutesnew text begin ; and
new text end

new text begin (xix) crate-free group swine housing facilitiesnew text end .

Except for qualifying pasture development expenditures under clause (2), qualifying
expenditures only include amounts that are allowed to be capitalized and deducted under
either section 167 or 179 of the Internal Revenue Code in computing federal taxable income.
Qualifying expenditures do not include an amount paid to refinance existing debt.