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Food and Agricultural Code - FAC


  ( Division 20 enacted by Stats. 1967, Ch. 15. )

CHAPTER 13. Agricultural Chemical and Seed Lien [57551 - 57595]

  ( Chapter 13 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2. )

ARTICLE 1. Definitions [57551 - 57555]
  ( Article 1 added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2. )


“Agricultural chemical” means fertilizers, fertilizer material, lime, chemical compounds, pesticides, pesticide chemicals, plant regulators, plant amendments, plant food, soil amendments, herbicides, fungicides, and agricultural chemicals that are applied to crops or to land that is used for the raising of crops.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2.)


“Agricultural seed” means the seed of any domesticated grass or cereal, of any vegetable, flower, or propagated plant, and of any legume or other plant which is grown as turf, cover crop, forage crop, fiber crop, or field crop, and mixtures of the seed.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2.)


“Labor” means labor or service performed in the application, delivery, or preparation of an agricultural chemical or agricultural seed provided by the seller of the agricultural chemical or agricultural seed.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2.)


“Proceeds” means funds received by the lien debtor from the sale of the crop on which the agricultural chemical was applied or for which the agricultural seed was used. “Proceeds” do not include any of the following:

(a) Deductions for taxes, fees, and assessments.

(b) Funds due or owing to a cooperative association organized and operating pursuant to Chapter 1 (commencing with Section 54001).

(c) Funds retained by the cooperative association.

(d) Deductions made pursuant to a court order.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2.)


“Reasonable or agreed charges” means the agreed price, if any, for agricultural chemicals or agricultural seeds sold to the lien debtor, at the lien debtor’s request, and for labor. If there is no agreed price or a method for determining price which is agreed upon, “reasonable or agreed charges” means the reasonable value of the agricultural chemicals and labor or agricultural seeds and labor as of the date of application, delivery, or preparation.

(Added by Stats. 1990, Ch. 1502, Sec. 2.)

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