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Subdivision 1.Scope.

The sections referred to in subdivisions 2 to 12 are codified outside this chapter. Those sections classify agricultural data as other than public, place restrictions on access to government data, or involve data sharing.

Subd. 2.Department of agriculture.

(a) Agriculture best management practices loan program. Data collected by the commissioner on applicants or borrowers for the agriculture best management practices loan program are governed by section 17.117.

(b) Aquaculture data. Data on aquatic farming held by the Pollution Control Agency are classified under section 17.498.

(c) Aquatic farm license. Data, kept by licensees, on the operation of an aquatic farm are governed by section 17.4984, subdivision 7.

(d) Agricultural Commodities Promotion Council. Financial information on producers of agricultural commodities that is provided to the Agricultural Commodities Promotion Council is governed by section 17.62.

(e) Agricultural producer association and commodity handlers. Access to data filed with the commissioner of agriculture by agricultural producer associations and agricultural commodity handlers is governed by section 17.694, subdivision 1.

Subd. 3.Pesticide control.

(a) Registration. Disclosure of data relating to pesticide registration is governed by section 18B.26, subdivision 3, paragraph (c).

(b) Dealer and applicator records. Records of pesticide dealers and applicators inspected or copied by the commissioner of agriculture are classified under sections 18B.37, subdivision 5, and 18B.38.

Subd. 4.Agricultural applications; protection of trade secrets.

Treatment of data submitted to the commissioner of agriculture for the purpose of substantiating claims made by a product under section 18C.401 is governed by section 18C.405.

Subd. 5.Wholesale produce dealers.

Financial data submitted by a license applicant are classified under section 27.04, subdivision 2.

Subd. 6.Meat inspection data.

Access to information obtained by the commissioner of agriculture under the meat inspection law is governed by section 31A.27, subdivision 3.

Subd. 7.

[Repealed, 1Sp2001 c 2 s 162]

Subd. 8.Dairy products.

Financial and production information obtained by the commissioner of agriculture to administer chapter 32 are classified under section 32.71, subdivision 2.

Subd. 9.Family farm security.

Data received or prepared by the commissioner of agriculture regarding family farm security loans are classified in section 41.63.

Subd. 10.Rural Finance Authority.

Certain data received or prepared by the Rural Finance Authority are classified pursuant to section 41B.211.

Subd. 11.Farm products; grain buyer licensee data.

Financial data submitted to the commissioner by grain buyer's license applicants are classified under section 223.17, subdivision 6.

Subd. 12.Farmer-lender mediation.

Data on debtors and creditors under the Farmer-Lender Mediation Act are classified under section 583.29.

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