(505 ILCS 19/5)
In this Act:
"Agribusiness" means any sole proprietorship, limited partnership,
co-partnership, joint venture,
corporation, or cooperative that operates or will operate a facility located
within the State of Illinois
that is related to the processing of agricultural commodities (including, but
not limited to, the products
of aquaculture, hydroponics, and silviculture) or the manufacturing,
production, or construction of
agricultural buildings, structures, equipment, implements, and supplies, or any
other facilities or
processes used in agricultural production. "Agribusiness" includes but is not
limited to the following:
(1) grain handling and processing, including grain
storage, drying, treatment, conditioning, milling, and packaging;
(2) seed and feed grain development and processing;
(3) fruit and vegetable processing, including
preparation, canning, and packaging;
(4) processing of livestock and livestock products,
dairy products, poultry and poultry products, fish or apiarian products, including slaughter, shearing, collecting, preparation, canning, and packaging;
(5) fertilizer and agricultural chemical
manufacturing, processing, application and supplying;
(6) farm machinery, equipment, and implement
manufacturing and supplying;
(7) manufacturing and supplying of agricultural
commodity processing machinery and equipment, including machinery and equipment used in slaughter, treatment, handling, collecting, preparation, canning, or packaging of agricultural commodities;
(8) farm building and farm structure manufacturing,
construction, and supplying;
(9) construction, manufacturing, implementation,
supplying, or servicing of irrigation, drainage, and soil and water conservation devices or equipment;
(10) fuel processing and development facilities that
produce fuel from agricultural commodities or by-products;
(11) facilities and equipment for processing and
packaging agricultural commodities specifically for export;
(12) facilities and equipment for forestry product
processing and supplying, including sawmilling operations, wood chip operations, timber harvesting operations, and manufacturing of prefabricated buildings, paper, furniture, or other goods from forestry products; and
(13) facilities and equipment for research and
development of products, processes, and equipment for the production, processing, preparation, or packaging of agricultural commodities and by-products.
"Agricultural facility" means land, any building or other improvement on or
to land, and any
personal properties deemed necessary or suitable for use, whether or not now in
existence, in farming,
ranching, the production of agricultural commodities (including, but not
limited to, the products of
aquaculture, hydroponics, and silviculture) or the treating, processing, or
storing of agricultural
"Agricultural land" means land suitable for agriculture production.
"Asset" includes, but is not limited to, the following: cash crops or feed on
hand; livestock held for sale; breeding stock; marketable bonds
and securities; securities not readily marketable; accounts receivable; notes
receivable; cash invested in growing crops; net cash value of
life insurance; machinery and equipment; cars and trucks; farm and other real
estate including life estates and personal
residence; value of beneficial interest in trusts;
government payments or grants; and any other assets.
"Department" means the Department of Agriculture.
"Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
"Fund" means the Illinois AgriFIRST Program Fund.
"Grantee" means the person or entity to whom a grant is made to from the
"Lender" means any federal or State chartered bank, federal land bank,
association, bank for cooperatives, federal or state chartered savings and loan
association or building
and loan association, small business investment company, or any other
institution qualified within this
State to originate and service loans, including, but not limited to, insurance
companies, credit unions,
and mortgage loan companies. "Lender" includes a wholly owned subsidiary of a
or distributor of goods or services that makes loans to businesses or
individuals, commonly known as a
"captive finance company".
"Liability" includes, but is not limited to, the following: accounts payable;
notes or other indebtedness owed to any source; taxes; rent;
amounts owed on real estate contracts or real estate mortgages; judgments;
accrued interest payable; and any other liability.
"Person" means, unless limited to a natural person by the context in which it
is used, a person,
corporation, association, trust, partnership, limited partnership, joint
venture, or cooperative.
"State" means the State of Illinois.
"Value-added" means the processing, packaging, or otherwise enhancing
the value of farm and
agricultural products or by-products produced in Illinois.
(Source: P.A. 92-346, eff. 8-14-01.)