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CHAPTER 33-S.F.No. 739 An act relating to agriculture; changing certain procedures for compensating crop owners for damage by elk; amending Minnesota Statute 1994, section 3.7371, subdivision 3. BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: Section 1. Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 3.7371, subdivision 3, is amended to read: Subd. 3. [COMPENSATION.] The crop owner is entitled to the target price or the market price, whichever is greater, of the damaged or destroyed crop plus adjustments for yield loss determined according to agricultural stabilization and conservation service programs for individual farms, adjusted annually, as determined by the commissioner, upon recommendation of the county extension agent for the owner's county
or a federal crop adjuster. The commissioner, upon recommendation of the agent or adjuster, shall determine whether the crop damage or destruction is caused by elk and, if so, the amount of the crop that is damaged or destroyed. In any calendar year, a crop owner may not be compensated for a damaged or destroyed crop that is less than $100 in value and may be compensated up to $20,000, as determined under this section, if normal harvest procedures for the area are followed. Presented to the governor April 4, 1995 Signed by the governor April 5, 1995, 9:58 a.m.