Subdivision 1. Scope.
When used in sections
the terms defined in this
section shall have the meanings ascribed to them.
Subd. 2. Inspected.
"Inspected" means that the potato plants are examined in the field and
that the harvested potatoes produced by such plants are examined by or under the authority
of the commissioner.
Subd. 3. Certified.
"Certified" means that the potatoes were inspected while growing in the
field and again after being harvested, and were thereafter duly certified by or under the authority
of the commissioner, as provided in sections
, and as provided by rules adopted
and published by the commissioner.
Subd. 3a. Interstate cooperation.
In order to best use state resources, the commissioner
may enter into agreements with other seed potato certification entities to carry out the purposes
. Any agreement may provide for field inspections, shipping point
inspections, winter tests, and other certification functions to be carried out by personnel employed
by either entity according to methods determined by the certification entities of the respective
areas. The commissioner may extend seed potato certification services to states where growers
wish to grow certified seed potatoes and the state does not have a seed potato certification
program. Any agreement must be reported to the chairs of the legislative committees responsible
for the budget or policy of the seed potato inspection program and to the commissioner of finance.
Subd. 4.[Repealed, 1955 c 287 s 1
Subd. 5. Seed potatoes.
"Seed potatoes" means potatoes used, sold, offered or exposed for
sale, or held with intent to sell or as a sample representing any lot or stock of potatoes offered or
exposed for sale or held with intent to sell within this state, for the purpose of planting.
Subd. 6. Person.
"Person" includes an individual, partnership, corporation, company,
society, association, and firms.
History: 1951 c 465 s 2; 1985 c 248 s 70; 1986 c 444; 2002 c 373 s 17