7 U.S. Code § 241 - Definitions
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 “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.
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 “receipt” means a warehouse receipt issued in accordance with this chapter, including an electronic receipt.
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.
The term “warehouse operator” means a person that is lawfully engaged in the business of storing or handling agricultural products.
This chapter constitutes part C of “An act making appropriations for the Department of Agriculture for the fiscal year ending June 13, 1917, and for other purposes,” approved Aug. 11, 1916. Part A of act of Aug. 11, 1916, ch. 313, containing the “United States Cotton Futures Act” formerly classified to chapter 13 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code, was repealed by section 4 of act Feb. 10, 1939, ch. 2, 53 Stat. 1. Part B of that act contained the “United States Grain Standards Act” and constitutes section 71 et seq. of this title.
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