Current as of: February 2010
In this chapter:
(1) Agricultural product
The term "agricultural product" means an agricultural
commodity, as determined by the Secretary, including a processed
product of an agricultural commodity.
The term "approval" means the consent provided by the Secretary
for a person to engage in an activity authorized by this chapter.
The term "Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
(4) Electronic document
The term "electronic document" means a document that is
generated, sent, received, or stored by electronic, optical, or
similar means, including electronic data interchange, electronic
mail, telegram, telex, or telecopy.
(5) Electronic receipt
The term "electronic receipt" means a receipt that is
authorized by the Secretary to be issued or transmitted under
this chapter in the form of an electronic document.
The term "holder" means a person that has possession in fact or
by operation of law of a receipt or any electronic document.
The term "person" means -
(A) a person (as defined in section 1 of title 1);
(B) a State; and
(C) a political subdivision of a State.
The term "receipt" means a warehouse receipt issued in
accordance with this chapter, including an electronic receipt.
The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of Agriculture.
The term "warehouse" means a structure or other approved
storage facility, as determined by the Secretary, in which any
agricultural product may be stored or handled for the purposes of
interstate or foreign commerce.
(11) Warehouse operator
The term "warehouse operator" means a person that is lawfully
engaged in the business of storing or handling agricultural