Great Plains Cooperative v. Lindgren, No. A10-185, 2010 Minn. App. Unpub. LEXIS 880 (Minn. Ct. App. Aug. 24, 2010, rev. den., 2010 Minn. LEXIS 700 (Minn. Sup. Ct. Nov. 16, 2010))

(defendant, farmer, determined to be "merchant" for purposes of merchant's confirmatory memo rule and, consequently, can't use statute of frauds as a defense to his failure to perform under oral contracts for sale of grain; defendant has been farmer since 1973, owns 836 acres, took ag and ag business classes in college, makes all marketing decisions and sells crops to various buyers, and is experienced in cash sales and use of futures contracts).

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