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  442.566.  Definitions. — As used in sections 442.560 to 442.591, unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Agricultural land", any tract of land in this state consisting of more than five acres, whether inside or outside the corporate limits of any municipality, which is capable, without substantial modification to the character of the land, of supporting an agricultural enterprise, including but not limited to land used for the production of agricultural crops or fruit or other horticultural products, or for the raising or feeding of animals for the production of livestock or livestock products, poultry or poultry products, or milk or dairy products.  Adjacent parcels of land under the same ownership shall be deemed to be a single tract;

  (2)  "Alien", any person who is not a citizen of the United States and who is not a resident of the United States or of some state, territory, trusteeship, or protectorate of the United States;

  (3)  "Director", the director of the Missouri department of agriculture;

  (4)  "Family members" includes all persons within the ninth degree of consanguinity, or the living or surviving spouse of any person within the ninth degree of consanguinity;

  (5)  "Foreign business", any business entity whether or not incorporated, including but not limited to corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and associations, in which a controlling interest is owned by aliens.  In determining ownership of a foreign business, legal fictions such as corporate form or trust shall be disregarded;

  (6)  "Residence", the place of general abode; the place of general abode of a person means his principal, actual dwelling place in fact, where he intends to remain permanently or for an indefinite period of time at least.

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(L. 1978 S.B. 685 § 2, A.L. 1993 H.B. 566 merged with S.B. 84)


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