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SF 1507

1st Engrossment - 86th Legislature (2009 - 2010) Posted on 02/09/2010 02:21am

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A bill for an act
relating to agriculture; establishing the Feeding Minnesota Task Force;proposing
coding for new law in Minnesota Statutes, chapter 31.

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

Section 1.

[31.97] FEEDING MINNESOTA TASK FORCE.

Subdivision 1.

Establishment; purpose.

The commissioner of agriculture shall
establish the Feeding Minnesota Task Force to maximize the consumption of Minnesota
grown produce and livestock by facilitating the donation of harvested products to charities
that provide food for hungry people.

Subd. 2.

Members.

The commissioner shall appoint members of the task force to
represent the following organizations and industries:

(1) the Minnesota grown program;

(2) the Second Harvest food bank organization;

(3) the Minnesota Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association;

(4) the Minnesota Apple Growers Association;

(5) the Minnesota Milk Producers Association;

(6) the Minnesota Pork Producers Association;

(7) the Minnesota Beef Council;

(8) the Minnesota Egg and Poultry Association;

(9) the Minnesota Agri-Growth Council;

(10) the Minnesota Farmers' Market Association;

(11) the Minnesota Trucking Association;

(12) the Area 2 Potato Growers Association;

(13) University of Minnesota Extension;

(14) the food canning and processing industry;

(15) the meatpacking and processing industry; and

(16) youth corps organizations.

Subd. 3.

Administrative support.

The commissioner shall provide staff and other
administrative support for the task force.

Subd. 4.

Report.

The task force shall make policy recommendations to the chairs
of the legislative committees having jurisdiction over agricultural finance by February 1,
2010, and thereafter as necessary.

Subd. 5.

Expiration.

The task force and this section expire June 30, 2011.

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