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  411.030.  Department of agriculture to grade and weigh grains — operate laboratories and stations — supervise warehouses — federally owned grain, duties. — 1.  The department shall have the exclusive right to officially inspect and grade all grains for which standards have been established under the United States Grain Standards Act and certify the grades thereof at all places where inspection points of the department are established, except that the owner may direct that his grain may not be inspected by writing or stamping upon the bill of lading therefor the words "no inspection desired" or other words of similar meaning or by other timely notice given the department in writing that no inspection is desired and may officially inspect grain in public or private warehouses or industries upon application of the owner or operator thereof and their agreement to guarantee operating costs.

  2.  The department shall have the exclusive right to officially weigh or supervise the actual weighing of grain in licensed terminal warehouses subject to the provisions of this chapter, unless the owner or his agent indicates that no official weights are desired and may officially weigh or supervise the actual weighing of grain in public or private warehouses or industries upon application of the owners or operators thereof and their agreement to guarantee the operating costs.

  3.  Nothing in this chapter shall limit or abrogate the right of grain exchanges or boards of trade to weigh or supervise the weighing of grain in private warehouses and public warehouses.

  4.  The department is authorized in the discretion of the director to establish, maintain and operate chemical laboratories and inspection and weighing stations covering all or any part of its services at important railway terminals and points where organized grain markets are regularly maintained, and at other points where operating costs are guaranteed by special arrangements with the industries served or the managing officers in charge thereof.

  5.  The department shall also inspect and weigh and otherwise service grain stored, owned or controlled by the United States of America or any of its agencies, upon request therefor by the United States of America or its agencies, located in temporary warehouses within this state, upon request and approval of the owners or operators of such unlicensed warehouses, and further upon receiving agreement to guarantee to the department the operating costs of such additional services.  The department shall not infringe where services are performed by grain exchanges or boards of trade.

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(L. 1941 p. 373 § 2, A.L. 1955 p. 853 § 411.050, A.L. 1965 p. 606, A.L. 1980 S.B. 601)


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