Terms used in this chapter mean:

(1)    "Council," the South Dakota Pulse Crop Council;

(2)    "First purchaser," any person, firm, corporation, association, partnership, agent, or broker buying, accepting for sale, or otherwise acquiring pulse crops after harvest from a grower. A grower selling unharvested pulse crops or delivering pulse crops from the farm on which they are produced to storage facilities, packing shed, or processing plant is not a first purchaser;

(3)    "Grower," any person who is the legal initial owner of pulse crops harvested from more than ten acres;

(4)    "Participating grower," a grower who has not requested a refund from the payment of assessments on pulse crops under this chapter for the current or previous year;

(5)    "Pulse crops," lentils, dry peas, chickpeas, and lupines;

(6)    "Secretary," the secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Source: SL 2005, ch 214, § 1; SL 2021, ch 1 (Ex. Ord. 21-3), § 51, eff. Apr. 19, 2021.