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Sampling seed offered for importation under the Federal Seed Act

a guide to U.S. Customs Inspectors

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Consumer and Marketing Service, Grain Division in Washington, D.C .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Seeds,
  • Testing

  • Edition Notes

    SeriesC & MS (Series) -- 48
    The Physical Object
    Pagination23 p. ;
    Number of Pages23
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25664128M
    OCLC/WorldCa17486925

      Start Preamble AGENCY: Agricultural Marketing Service, USDA. ACTION: Final rule. SUMMARY: AMS is revising the Federal Seed Act (FSA) regulations. The rule amends the list of prohibited noxious-weed seeds to reflect the recent addition of four species, deletion of two species, and changes in the nomenclature of four species listed in the Federal Noxious Weed Act . •“Agricultural seeds” shall mean grass, forage, and field crop seeds which the Secretary of Agriculture finds are used for seeding purposes in the United States and which are listed in the rules and regulations prescribed under section of the Act. •Hemp is an Agricultural kind covered in the Federal Seed Act.

    Regulatory legislation Penalties for offenders The person who contravenes any provision of the Seeds Act or any rule thereunder, or prevents a seed inspector from taking a sample under this Act, or prevents a seed inspector from excising any other power conferred on him by, or under, the Seeds Act, he shall on conviction be punishable.   Farmers in North Carolina sometimes save their seed for planting in the next season or sell it to their neighbors. These practices are usually legal, but whenever seed is offered for sale, state and federal laws come into play. These laws include the Plant Variety Protection Act, Title V of the Federal Seed Act, and the North Carolina Seed Act.

    Seed Regulatory and Testing Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture This branch enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. The web site provides links to key regulatory and policy documents related to seed. Society of Commercial Seed Technologists. (A) Agricultural and vegetable seeds, as listed in the Federal Seed Act regulations in part of this chapter, must be accompanied by a document certifying that the relevant provisions of the Federal Seed Act have been followed; (B) Other seeds must be accompanied by a document certifying that the seeds have been inspected.


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Sampling seed offered for importation under the Federal Seed Act Download PDF EPUB FB2

Sampling seed offered for importation under the Federal Seed Act: a guide to U.S. Customs InspectorsPages: United States. Agricultural Marketing Service. Grain and Seed Division.

Sampling seed offered for importation under the Federal seed act. [Washington]: Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Marketing Service, Grain and Seed Division, (OCoLC) Material Type: Government publication, National government publication: Document Type: Book.

AMS enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. The FSA regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds. The FSA requires that seed. (1) A minimum sample of not less than 1 quart shall be drawn from each lot of agricultural seed; a minimum sample of not less than 1 pint shall be drawn from each lot of vegetable seed, except that a sample of 1/4 pint will be sufficient for a vegetable seed importation of 5 pounds or less.

The minimum sample shall be divided repeatedly until a working sample of proper weight has. of seed before the seed is processed using sampling methods that comply with the International Seed Testing Association (ISTA) requirements, which satisfy Federal Seed Act (7 CFR ) procedures.

The sample must be sealed. or verified as sealed by the sampler and identified with the marks of the lot(s) sampled. Enacted inthe Federal Seed Act requires accurate labeling and purity standards for seeds in commerce, and prohibits the importation and movement of adulterated or misbranded seeds.

The law (P.L. ) works in conjunction with the Plant Protection Act of to authorize the. A file sample of agricultural seed should be at least the minimum size for a noxious-weed seed examination as set forth in the FSA Regulations Section (and shown in Table 1 of Section ) and a file sample of vegetable seed should consist of at least seeds.

If the seed is a field/agricultural crop or vegetable, it meets the requirements of the Federal Seed Act import provisions in 7 CFR If the seed is regulated under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) or the Endangered Species Act, it meets the additional requirements.

Certification Agencies (AOSCA) to insure uniform testing methods and minimum standards of seed quality. The format of seed labels may be variable, but all labels will have some semblance of the following as required by the Federal Seed Act for seed in interstate commerce.

• Variety and Kind – Cultivar/release name, species, and common name. accordance with import permit granted under PQ Order, and amendments made their under.

The Policy reiterated that all imports of seeds and planting material would be regulated under the Plant Quarantine Order and amendments made their under, Import licences would be granted by DGFT/PPA on the recommendations of DAC.

in the administration of the Federal Seed Act include rules for sampling. The rules are followed by official seed certification and commercial labora- tories in North America and are simi-lar to the rules of the International Seed Testing Association commonly used when sampling and testing seed that is to be shipped in international commerce.

OFFICIAL sampling rules provide. official seed-testing station. Sale of Seed 5. (1) No seed shall be offered for sale unless it has been certified or it has had its quality declared under regulation 7.

(2) No species of seed set out in the Second Schedule shall be offered for sale unless it has been certified. Certification of seed 6. -State interpreted exchange to fall under Seed Act, regulates the sale and distribution of seeds: Unlawful to sell or offer for sale seeds that have not been tested to determine the percentage of germination; contain prohibited noxious weeds; are not properly labeled; or have been advertised in a misleading manner.

The Federal Seed Act (FSA) is a truth-in–labeling law that regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seed. The FSA is enforced with the aid of cooperative agreements between the Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) and each of the fifty state departments of agriculture.

Enforcement of the FSA is one of the responsibilities of the AMS Seed Regulatory and Testing. Probably the most important tool in the enforcement of the state and federal seed laws is the lab test. Seed tests by the regulatory seed labs—which are often independent of the office of the state seed control officials—use statistical sampling methods to verify the seeds.

§ - Sampling of seeds. U.S. Code of Federal Regulations All Titles Title 7 Chapter III Part - IMPORTATION OF SEED AND SCREENINGS UNDER THE FEDERAL SEED ACT § - Definitions.

It is not required under the Federal Seed Act that agricultural seed be labeled as variety. If it is labeled as to variety as well as kind it may be labeled "Highland bentgrass" or "Highland Colonial bentgrass." 6.

Q: What are the Federal Seed Act requirements for importing flower seeds. A: Flower seeds are not subject to the Federal Seed Act.

The testing and labeling of the seeds also helps to prevent noxious weeds and invasive species from getting into the mix. In some states, the licensing, labeling, and testing laws only apply if you sell seed. In other states, such as California, the laws apply if you even offer seeds for barter, exchange, or trade.

Seeds act, and Seed rules, The seed (Control) order, was promulgated under essential commodities act, in order to ensure the production, marketing and equal distribution of the seeds.

Seeds Act, The object of Seed Act is to regulate the quality of certain notified kind /. At the request of the United States Department of Agriculture, the United States Customs Service was instructed by the Treasury Department to send to the Department of Agriculture samples of all lots imported as forage plant seeds.

These were analyzed and the results formed a basis for the Seed Importation Act of. Thanks to the Federal Seed Act 1 and state seed laws, every seed product must carry standard, uniform information to prevent misrepresentation and help consumers make informed choices. On bags weighing 15 pounds or less, seed tags are usually.

FEDERAL SEED ACT REGULATIONS; 7 CFR Part - FEDERAL SEED ACT REGULATIONS duration of test, and certain other specific directions for testing for germination and hard seed. examinations in the administration of the act (§§ a - d) § a Indistinguishable seeds. Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under.

The Federal Seed Act, 7 USCS §et. seq., is the starting point for compliance as it is akin to the truth-in-labeling law. The purpose of the Act, which has state counterparts that may require more disclosure or standards, is for everyone to know what is exactly in the bag.