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  • Rep. Carolyn W. Partridge, Chair
  • Rep. Rodney Graham, Vice Chair
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House Committee on Agriculture and Forestry

 

AGENDA

 

Room 32

February 18, 2020 - February 21, 2020

Last Updated 2/21/2020 11:40 AM

 

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

10:00 AM                   House Floor Convenes

 

following                           Caucuses and Lunch

 

1:00 PM                   H. 254 - An act relating to adequate shelter for livestock

Lori Berger, Equine Specialist

 

2:00 PM                   H. 301 - An act relating to prohibiting the use of the herbicide glyphosate

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Patti Casey, Environmental Surveillance Program Manager, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Erica Cummings, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

9:00 AM                   Livestock Care Standards Advisory Council

Room 10

Joint hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee

Dr. Kristin Haas, Member, Livestock Care Standards Advisory Council

 

10:00 AM                   Break

 

10:15 AM                   H. 798 - An act relating to the use of biochar

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Cary Giguere, Policy Director, Public Health and Agricultural Resource Management, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

 

10:30 AM                   Ecosystem Services: Carbon Sequestration

Ryan Patch, Deputy Director, Water Quality Division, Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets - Invited

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after House Adjourns                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Budget

Rep. Charles Conquest, House Committee on Appropriations

 

3:00 PM                   H. 254 - An act relating to adequate shelter for livestock

Brynn Hare, Legislative Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

Mary McFaun, Animal Cruelty Investigation Advisory Board

Barry Londeree, Vermont State Director, United States Humane Society

 

Thursday, February 20, 2020

9:00 AM                   New Approach to Dairy Pricing and Sustainability

 Room 10

Joint hearing with Senate Agriculture Committee

Roger Allbee, Former Secretary of Agriculture, Food and Markets

Daniel Smith Esq.

 

10:30 AM                   Election of Trustees of the Vermont State Colleges

Joint Assembly

House Chamber

 

11:00 AM                   Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association

Jackie Folsom, Lobbyist, Vermont Fairs and Field Days Association

Caroline Morrison, Caledonia County Fair

Gary Wright, Lamoille County Fair

Ken Button, Addison County Fair and Field Days

Lana Sjkorsky, Rutland Fair

Alan Howe, Tunbridge Fair

Jason Sicard,  , Orleans County Fair

 

1:00 PM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after House Adjourns                   Committee Discussion and Priorities

 

2:00 PM                   Committee bills

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

Friday, February 21, 2020

9:30 AM                   House Floor Convenes

 

15 minutes after Floor Adjourns                   Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets

AAFM Budget Letter to House Appropriations Committee

 

11:30 AM                   H. 794 - An act relating to limiting liability for agritourism

Michael O'Grady, Deputy Chief Counsel, Office of Legislative Council

 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact

 Linda Leehman at 802-828-2233 or lleehman@leg.state.vt.us

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