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Minnesota Statutes Annotated. Agriculture (Ch. 17-42). Chapter 17. Department of Agriculture. Fur Farming

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Citation: MN ST 17.351 - 17.37

Citation: M. S. A. 17.351 - 17.37


Last Checked by Web Center Staff: 01/2013

Summary:   This set of Minnesota laws relates to fur farming. Under the section, fur-bearing animals are domestic animals and products of fur-bearing animals are agricultural products. A fur farmer is engaged in an agricultural pursuit. A fur farmer may register annually with the state commissioner for $10. A registered fur farmer must file a verified report of the number of pelts of each species of fur-bearing animal sold during the preceding calendar year.


Statute in Full:


 

17.351. Definitions

Subdivision 1. Applicability. The definitions in this section apply to sections 17.352 to 17.354.

Subd. 2. Repealed by Laws 1996, c. 310, § 1.

Subd. 3. Fur-bearing animal. “Fur-bearing animal” means a fox, mink, fitch, chinchilla, karakul, marten, nutria, or fisher that is the second or later generation raised in captivity.

Subd. 4. Fur farmer. “Fur farmer” means a person engaged in breeding, raising, producing, and marketing fur-bearing animals or the products of fur-bearing animals.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1985, c. 44, § 1.

Derivation:

St.1984, § 17.35.
Laws 1981, c. 261, § 1.
Laws 1975, c. 412, § 1.
Laws 1963, c. 123, § 1.
Laws 1961, c. 173, § 1.
Laws 1959, c. 19, § 1.
Laws 1947, c. 226, §§ 1 to 9.
Laws 1996, c. 310, § 1, repealed subd. 2, defining “commissioner”.

 

17.352. Agricultural products and pursuits

Fur-bearing animals are domestic animals and products of fur-bearing animals are agricultural products. A fur farmer is engaged in an agricultural pursuit.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1985, c. 44, § 2.

 

17.353. Fur farmer registration

Subdivision 1. Registration system. The commissioner shall establish a registration system for fur farmers. The registration system shall be designed to maintain information required by the commissioner, United States Department of Agriculture, and other agencies.

Subd. 2. Registration. A fur farmer may register with the commissioner by submitting a completed registration form and a fee of $10 to the commissioner by December 31. The registration is valid for a calendar year. The registration form must state the name of the applicant, the location of the fur farming activity, the species of fur-bearing animals on the fur farm, and other information required by the commissioner.

Subd. 3. Tags for transportation and sale. The commissioner shall, if requested, furnish registered fur farmers tags, without a fee, for the transport and sale of fur-bearing animals and their products. A fur farmer transporting or selling pelts of fur-bearing animals may attach the tag to a package containing pelts.

Subd. 4. Annual reports of pelts sold. A registered fur farmer must file a verified report of the number of pelts of each species of fur-bearing animal sold during the preceding calendar year. The report must be filed with the commissioner by December 31.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1985, c. 44, § 3.

 

17.354. Application

Sections 17.351 to 17.353 do not affect provisions of law relating to wild animals.

CREDIT(S)

Laws 1985, c. 44, § 4.

 

17.36. Renumbered 31.73 in St.1961

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2010 Main Volume

M.S.A. § 31.73 was repealed by Laws 2001, 1st Sp., c. 2, § 162.

 

17.37. Repealed by Laws 1961, c. 128, § 20

HISTORICAL AND STATUTORY NOTES

2010 Main Volume

The repealed section, which related to the salary of the deputy commissioner, was derived from Laws 1953, c. 714, § 1.

 



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