Bonding of Agricultural Products and Livestock Dealers
Persons who buy and resell products of agriculture (livestock, hay, grain, vegetables etc.) are required to post a bond and be licensed with UDAF. This protects producers of agricultural products from unwarranted hazard and loss in the sale of their products and ensures an adequate and available supply of products to the consumers within the state.
The program is specific to the producers of agricultural products and serves those farmers, ranchers or other businesses that deal in these commodities. There is a requirement to post a bond, with a minimum amount of $10,000. This bond can be filed upon, in the event that a product of agriculture is not paid for.
The United States Department of Agriculture Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) regulate livestock dealers . The applicant must register and bond with GIPSA. The Commissioner will be named as the trustee of the bond, and the state will license the applicant to do business in Utah.
The department administers licensing and bonding for other products of agriculture.
For products of
agriculture bonding and licensing contact:
Utah Department of Agriculture and Food
350 N Redwood Rd.
PO Box 146500
Salt Lake City UT 84114-6500
Phone: (801) 538-7100
Fax: (801) 538-7126
For livestock dealer
United States Department of Agriculture
Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration
One Gateway Centre
3950 Lewiston St, Suite 200
Aurora CO 80011-1556
Phone: (303) 375-4240
Fax: (303) 371-6409
Utah Code and Administrative Rules Regarding Bonding of Ag Products and Livestock Dealers
- Agricultural Products and Livestock Dealers' Act (Utah Code Annotated: Title 4, Chapter 7)
- Livestock Markets (Utah Code Annotated: Title 4, Chapter 30)
- Livestock Markets, Satellite Video Livestock Auction Market, Livestock Sales, Dealers, and Livestock Market Weighpersons (R58-7)