15E.205  Iowa agricultural industry finance corporations--requirements.

1.  A corporation incorporated under chapter 490 is an Iowa agricultural industry finance corporation if the corporation complies with the requirements of this section and section 15E.206. In addition to the other requirements for a corporation organized under chapter 490, all of the following shall apply:

a.  Agricultural producers must hold at least fifty-one percent of the corporation's common stock and at least fifty-one percent of the corporation's voting stock. The status of an agricultural producer shall be determined at the time of the transfer of stock from the corporation to the shareholder in a manner and as provided in the corporation's articles of incorporation or bylaws.

b.  A director of the corporation's board of directors shall not serve for more than seven consecutive years as a board director.

c.  The purpose of the corporation must be limited to providing financing to eligible persons under section 15E.209 who are engaging in Iowa agricultural industry ventures limited to establishing a business structure in which agricultural producers produce agricultural commodities for processing and marketing as agricultural processed products.

2.  The requirements of this section shall be memorialized in the corporation's articles of incorporation.

Section History: Recent form

  98 Acts, ch 1207, §6; 99 Acts, ch 66, §1

Internal References

  Referred to in §15E.208

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