2020 Wyoming Statutes
Title 29 - Liens
Chapter 8 - Agricultural Producer's Liens
Section 29-8-101 - Definitions.

Universal Citation: WY Stat § 29-8-101 (2020)

29-8-101. Definitions.

(a) As used in this article:

(i) "Commodity dealer" means a person who engages in a business involving or, as part of the business, participates in buying, exchanging, negotiating or soliciting the sale, resale, exchange, production or transfer of any farm product in the state of Wyoming. The term does not include:

(A) A person engaged solely in storing, shipping or handling farm products for hire;

(B) A person who buys farm products from a licensed commodity dealer;

(C) A person who does not purchase more than thirty thousand dollars ($30,000.00) worth of farm products from producers during a licensing year;

(D) A person who is the producer of farm products that the person actually plants, nurtures and harvests;

(E) A person whose trading in farm products is limited to trading in commodity futures on a recognized futures exchange; or

(F) A person who buys farm products used exclusively for the feeding of livestock and not for resale.

(ii) "Contractor" means a person who owns a farm product that is produced by a producer according to a contract;

(iii) "Farm products" means all crops, crop products, plants or portions thereof, whether or not they are cleaned, processed, treated, reconditioned, rolled, mixed or combined in any fashion. Farm products shall not mean livestock;

(iv) "Person" means an individual, trust, partnership, business trust, corporation or unincorporated association or any other legal or commercial entity;

(v) "Processor" means any person engaged in the business of processing or manufacturing any farm product and who takes possession or control of any farm product for the purpose of processing, cleaning, selling or storing it;

(vi) "Producer" means the owner, tenant or operator of land located in the state of Wyoming who has an interest in or receives all or part of the proceeds from the assignment, sale, transfer, exchange or production of farm products grown or produced on that land;

(vii) "Public warehouse" or "warehouse" means an elevator, mill, warehouse, subterminal grain warehouse, public warehouse or other structure or facility in which, for compensation, farm products are received for storage, handling, processing or shipment. The term includes facilities that commingle different lots of farm products;

(viii) "This act" means W.S. 29-8-101 through 29-8-109.

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