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2-3001. Grain commodity commissions; definitions. As used in this act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise:

(a) "Grower" means any natural person, partnership, association, corporation or other legal entity engaged in the growing of corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers who owns or who shares in the ownership and risk of loss of such corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers, whether as landlord or tenant. For the purposes of being an eligible voter pursuant to K.S.A. 2-3002, and amendments thereto, a grower who is a legal entity who owns or who shares in the ownership and risk of loss of such corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers, whether as landlord or tenant, on which there is no individual ownership and risk of loss of such corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers, shall designate a natural person to register to vote for such legal entity;

(b) "first purchaser" means any person, public or private corporation, association or partnership buying or otherwise acquiring after harvest, the property in or to corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers from a grower. A mortgagee, pledgee, lienor or other person, public or private, having a claim against the grower under a nonrecourse loan made against such corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers after harvest thereof shall be deemed a first purchaser hereunder. The term "first purchaser" shall not include a harvesting or threshing lienor;

(c) "commercial channels" means the sale of corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers for use as food, feed, seed or any industrial or chemurgic use, when sold to any commercial buyer, dealer, processor, cooperative, or to any person, public or private, who resells any corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers or product produced from corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers;

(d) "sale" means and includes any pledge or mortgage of corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, wheat or sunflowers, after harvest, to any person, public or private;

(e) "department" means the Kansas department of agriculture; and

(f) "secretary" means the secretary of agriculture or the secretary's authorized representative.

History: L. 1977, ch. 4, § 1; L. 1996, ch. 209, § 13; L. 2000, ch. 116, § 1; L. 2002, ch. 93, § 1; July 1.


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