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SF 2196

as introduced - 89th Legislature (2015 - 2016) Posted on 06/21/2017 11:31am

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; appropriating money for integrated pest management.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA:

Section 1. INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT; APPROPRIATION.

(a) $250,000 in fiscal year 2017 is appropriated from the general fund to the
commissioner of agriculture:

(1) to promote pollinator habitats in agricultural landscapes;

(2) to assist farmers with the implementation of best management practices to protect
wild and managed insect pollinators; and

(3) to assist farmers in reducing the use of pesticides that contain neonicotinoid
insecticides or fipronil.

(b) By January 15, 2017, the commissioner of agriculture shall submit a report
to the chairs and ranking minority members of the senate and house of representatives
committees with jurisdiction over agriculture policy and finance on the activities and
outcomes of the activities funded under this section.

(c) This is a onetime appropriation.

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