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233.03 DUTIES OF A WAREHOUSE OPERATOR.

Subdivision 1.Receipt of grain; inspection.

A warehouse operator shall receive for storage and shipment, to the extent of warehouse capacity, all grain in suitable condition for storage tendered in the usual course of business, without discrimination of any kind. Grain must be inspected on receipt and stored with other grain of the same grade subject to other provisions of this chapter.

Subd. 2.Warehouse receipt; form.

At the time of receipt of the grain, the warehouse operator shall issue and deliver to the owner or consignee a warehouse receipt, authorized by the department, in the following form:

Warehouse Receipt No. .
. Elevator Co.
. , Minn., ............... ............ The . Elevator Company has received in store in its elevator known as ................................................................. situated at .................................................................... Minnesota, for storage from ......................................... owner, . bushels of . which has been duly inspected by a duly authorized inspector of grain appointed by the Department of Agriculture of Minnesota, or licensed by the Secretary of Agriculture of the United States, and has been graded by the inspector as No. ......................................... and is that grade. This grain, or an equal amount of grain of the same kind and grade, is deliverable upon the return of this receipt properly endorsed by the owner above named and the payment of all lawful charges; in case of grain stored separately in a special bin, at the request of the owner or consignee, the identity of the grain will be preserved while in store and the grain will be delivered as a separate lot or parcel, in accordance with the law, upon surrender of the receipt. Loss by fire, heating or the elements is at the owner's risk.
Countersigned by
.
Secretary
The .......................................................... Elevator Company conducts this elevator as a public terminal warehouse and receives and stores therein grain of others for hire.
..................................... bushels .......................... grade.
.
By .
STUB RECORD
Initial Car No. Bushels
Receipt No . .
Received in store from
.
Bushels . Lbs . Grade .
Car No. Bushels Car No. Bushels

Subd. 3.Other duties regarding receipts.

The receipts must be consecutively numbered and delivered to the owner immediately upon receipt of each lot or parcel of grain, giving the grain's correct grade and weight. The manner of receipt of the grain must be stated in the receipt, along with the number and distinctive mark of each car, and the name of each barge or other vessel. The failure to issue a receipt as directed or the issuance of a warehouse receipt that does not comply with this section is a misdemeanor. A warehouse receipt may, at the request of the owner or consignee, provide for delivery of the grain it represents to the depositor or another specified person, and may have printed or stamped on it the words "nonnegotiable."