(2.5)“Central filing officer” means the secretary of state.
(3)“Central filing system” means a system for filing effective financing statements on a statewide basis and which has been certified by the secretary of the United States department of agriculture pursuant to section 1324 of the “Food Security Act of 1985”. It is the intent of the general assembly that, effective January 1, 2000, the filing system established by section 4-9-501 shall constitute the central filing system.
(4)“Commission merchant” means any person engaged in the business of receiving any farm product for sale, on commission, or for or on behalf of another person.
(5)“Crop year” means:
(a)For a crop grown in soil, the calendar year in which it is harvested or to be harvested;
(b)For animals, the calendar year in which they are born, acquired, or owned;
(c)For poultry or eggs, the calendar year in which they are sold or to be sold.
(6)“Debtor” means a person who owns a product and subjects it to a security interest, whether or not that person owes a debt to the secured party.
(7)“Effective financing statement” means a record that:
(a)Is an original or reproduced copy thereof, a fax copy, or, if permitted by federal law, regulation, rule, or interpretation, an electronically transmitted filing;
(b)Is filed with the central filing officer by the secured party; and
(c)Is signed, authorized, or otherwise authenticated by the debtor, unless the record is filed by electronic transmission, in which case it shall be signed, authorized, or otherwise authenticated electronically pursuant to section 24-71-101, C.R.S.
(d)to (l)(Deleted by amendment, L. 2006, p. 1142, § 1.)(8) “Farm product” means an agricultural commodity, a species of livestock used or produced in farming operations, or a product of such crop or livestock in its unmanufactured state, that is in the possession of a person engaged in farming operations. “Farm product” includes, but is not limited to, apples, artichokes, asparagus, barley, cantaloupe, carrots, cattle and calves, chickens, corn, cotton, cucumbers, dry beans, eggs, fish, flax seed, fur-bearing animals, grapes, hay, hogs, honey, honeydew melon, horses, legumes, milk, muskmelon, oats, onions, pecans, popcorn, potatoes, pumpkins, raspberries, rye, seed crops, sheep and lambs, silage, sorghum grain, soybeans, squash, strawberries, sugar beets, sunflower seeds, sweet corn, tomatoes, trees, triticale, turkeys, vetch, walnuts, watermelon, wheat, and wool. The central filing officer may add other farm products in addition to those specified in this subsection (8) if such products are covered by the general definition contained in this subsection (8).
(9)“Food Security Act of 1985” means Pub.L. 99-198, as amended: Section 1324 thereof has been codified at section 1631 of Title 7 of the United States Code.
(10)“Person” means any individual or any partnership, corporation, trust, or any other business entity.
(11)“Receipt” and other forms of the word “receive” means the earlier of actual receipt or the tenth day after deposit in the United States mails, first-class mail, postage prepaid.
(11.5)“Record”, except as used in “for record”, “of record”, “record or legal title”, and “record owner”, means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or which is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
(12)“Registrant” or “registered buyer” means any buyer of farm products, commission merchant, or selling agent, who has registered with the central filing officer pursuant to section 4-9.5-104.5 (3).
(13)“Secured party” means a person in whose favor there is a security interest.
(14)“Security interest” means an interest in farm products that secures payment or performance of an obligation.
(15)“Selling agent” means any person, other than a commission merchant, who is engaged in the business of negotiating the sale and purchase of any farm product on behalf of a person engaged in farming operations.
(16)“Unique identifier” means a number, combination of numbers or letters, or other identifier selected by the central filing officer using a system or method approved by the United States secretary of agriculture in accordance with the federal “Food Security Act of 1985”.
Section 4-9.5-103 — Definitions,
https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-04.pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).