I went to Runnings to buy feed Sunday and I was told that in order to recieve the tax exempt I would have to fill out a little form. I asked why, they said, new policy. I called the state today. They directed me to their webiste and the form. It says.... "H. - Agricultural products - Purchasers of products and services that are exempt when used exclusively by the purchaser for agricultural pruposes must complete an excemption certificate if there is doubt as to the intended use." I called the store. They told me that the state told them they must have everyone fill that our even if there is no doubt of intended use i.e. chicken feed. I asked what they did with these certificates. "They are kept on file and available for the state to come inspect & verify at any time." I quoted the form, the manager said, I was right, & he would love to help me, but last year he sold animal feed (obvioius use) tax excempt to everyone, and ended up paying a $10,000 fine because they couldn't collect the information on who was buying that feed. Am I being paranoid to think that someone at state level is collecting animal owners names & addresses??? The forms records the name, address, DLN/SS#, county & why you are purchasing these items. The manager did say that if all he sold was feed/seed he could sell it to me without the certificate. I guess the small guy has my business from now on.