(1) "Department" means the state of Wisconsin
department of agriculture, trade and consumer protection.
(2) "Person" means any individual,
partnership, corporation, firm, or association engaged in business as principal
or agent in the buying, selling, storing or shipping grain.
(3) "Federal act" means the United States
Grain Standards Act of 1916, as amended (
7U.S.C. 71 et.
(4) "Grain" means corn,
wheat, rye, oats, barley, flaxseed, sorghum, soybeans and mixed grains, and any
other food grains, feed grains, and oil seeds for which standards are
established and defined under the federal act.
(5) "Official grade" means a numerical or
sample grade designation, established under the federal act and used to
identify the grade of grain which has been officially inspected and
(6) "Official inspection"
means the determination and the certification, by official inspection
personnel, of the kind, class, quality, or condition of grain under standards
established in the federal act.
"Official inspection personnel" means employees of state or other governmental
agencies, commercial agencies or other persons who are licensed to perform all
or specified functions involved in official inspections under the federal
(8) "Grade" means a numerical
or sample grade designation established under the federal act for use in
identifying the grade, quality or condition of grain.
(9) "Officially graded" means any grain that
has been officially sampled, inspected, and certified by official inspection
personnel and found to be of a particular kind, class, quality or