In this chapter:
7 U.S.C. § 201
AMENDMENTS2016- Pub. L. 114-237, §2(b)(1), substituted "In this chapter:" for "When used in this chapter-" in introductory provisions.Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 114-237, §2(b)(2), substituted period for semicolon at end.Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114-237, §2(b)(3)(B), substituted period for semicolon at end. Pub. L. 114-237, §2(b)(3)(A), which directed amendment of subsec. (b) by substituting "weighing" for "weighting", could not be executed because the word "weighing" already appeared in text.Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 114-237, §2(a), substituted period for "; and" after "stockyard services" and inserted at end "Beginning on October 7, 2016, such term includes any person who engages in the business of buying or selling livestock, on a commission or other fee basis, through the use of online, video, or other electronic methods when handling or providing the means to handle receivables or proceeds from such buying or selling, so long as such person's annual average of online, video, or electronic sales of livestock, on a commission or other fee basis, exceeds $250,000." 1976-Subsecs. (b) to (d). Pub. L. 94-410 substituted "livestock" for "live stock". 1958-Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 85-909 struck out "at a stockyard" after "livestock".
- The term "commerce" means commerce between any State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, and any place outside thereof; or between points within the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory or possession, or the District of Columbia.
- The term "livestock" means cattle, sheep, swine, horses, mules, or goats-whether live or dead;
- The term "person" includes individuals, partnerships, corporations, and associations;