Agriculture Committee Report – Week 9, 2018

HF 2281 – Fish CAFO;
HF 2407 – Lake pesticides;
HF 2422 – Noxious weed updates;
HF 2408 – Sale of eggs by grocery stores. 



HF 2281 amends the animal agriculture compliance act to assign an equivalency factor of .00006 to fish weighing less than 25 grams. Fish weighing more than 25 grams retain assignment of .001.
[3/7: short form]


HF 2407 creates a new civil penalty for applying pesticides in natural lakes without a license.
[3/7: short form (No: Taylor)]


HF 2422  allows Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship to add a weed to the list of noxious weeds without legislative approval and creates a state weed commissioner.
[3/7: short form]



HF 2408 codifies the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) benefit that grocery stores maintain a sufficient inventory of conventional eggs.
[3/5: 32-17, party line (Excused: Hart)]