Subdivision 1. Scope. The definitions in this section apply to sections 236.01 to 236.09.
Subd. 2. Person. "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, or joint venture or a combination of these.
Subd. 3. Grain bank. "Grain bank" means a feed-processing plant that receives and stores grain, the equivalent of which, except as is otherwise permitted by section 236.04, it processes and returns to the grain's owner in amounts, at intervals, and with added ingredients that are mutually agreeable to the grain's owner and the person operating the plant. "Grain bank" does not include a seed cleaning plant.
Subd. 4. Grain bank receipt. "Grain bank receipt" means a nonnegotiable receipt issued to the owner of grain or the owner's agent.
Subd. 5. Department. "Department" means the department of agriculture.