2014 Iowa Code
SECTION 570A.1 - Definitions.

IA Code § 570A.1 (2014) What's This?

570A.1  Definitions.

As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

1.  “Agricultural chemical” means a fertilizer or agricultural chemical which is applied to crops or land which is used for the raising of crops, including but not limited to fertilizer as defined in section 200.3, and pesticide as defined in section 206.2.

2.  “Agricultural purpose” means a purpose related to the production, harvest, marketing, or transportation of agricultural products by a person who cultivates, plants, propagates or nurtures the agricultural products including agricultural, horticultural, viticultural, and dairy products, livestock, wildlife, poultry, bees, forest products, fish and shellfish, and any other products raised or produced on farms.

3.  “Agricultural supply” means an agricultural chemical, seed, feed, or a petroleum product that is used for an agricultural purpose.

4.  “Agricultural supply dealer” or “dealer” means a person engaged in the retail sale of agricultural chemicals, seed, feed, or petroleum products used for an agricultural purpose.

5.  “Agricultural supply dealer lien” or “lien” means the agricultural supply dealer lien created in section 570A.3.

6.  “Certified request” means a request delivered by certified mail or registered certified mail, in person if in writing and signed and dated by the respective parties, or in the manner provided by the Iowa rules of civil procedure for the personal service of original notice.

7.  “Farmer” means a person engaged in a business which has an agricultural purpose.

8.  “Feed” means a commercial feed, feed ingredient, mineral feed, drug, animal health product, or customer-formula feed which is used for the feeding of livestock, including but not limited to feed as defined in section 198.3.

9.  “Financial history” means the record of a person’s current loans, the date of a person’s loans, the amount of the loans, the person’s payment record on the loans, current liens against the person’s property, and the person’s most recent financial statement.

10.  “Financial institution” means a bank, credit union, insurance company, mortgage banking company or savings and loan association, industrial loan company, production credit association, farmer’s home administration, or like institution which operates or has a place of business in this state.

11.  “Labor” means labor performed in the application, delivery, or preparation of a product defined in subsections 1, 8, 14, and 16.

12.  “Letter of credit” means an engagement by a financial institution to honor drafts or other demands for payment.

13.  “Livestock” means an animal belonging to the bovine, caprine, equine, ovine, or porcine species, ostriches, rheas, emus, poultry, or fish or shellfish.

14.  “Petroleum product” means a motor fuel or special fuel which is used in the production of crops or livestock, including but not limited to motor fuel as defined in section 452A.2.

15.  “Sale on a credit basis” means a transaction in which the purchase price is due on a date after the date of the sale.

16.  “Seed” means agricultural seeds which are used in the production of crops, including but not limited to agricultural seed as defined in section 199.1.

84 Acts, ch 1072, §1; 85 Acts, ch 204, §1; 95 Acts, ch 43, §13; 2003 Acts, ch 82, §1, 2

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