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Seed Law

Seed is governed by laws at both the state and federal level.


For information regarding seed law in Colorado, please visit the Colorado Department of Agriculture Division of Plant Industry.

The Colorado Seed Act requires truth in labeling of seed offered for sale in Colorado. The intent of the Act is to prevent the distribution of poor quality seed to consumers that result in low crop yields, poor crop quality, and the spread of noxious weed seed.

Questions regarding Colorado seed law can be directed towards the following contacts:

Colorado Department of Agriculture/DPI
Seed Program
700 Kipling Street, Suite 4000
Lakewood, CO 80215-8000


For information regarding seed law on the federal level, please visit the USDA-AMS website Seed Regulatory and Testing Programs. This site includes information on the Federal Seed Act, Regulations, germination test dates, and noxious weed lists.

To contact someone at the Federal Seed Laboratory, use the information below:

Federal Seed Laboratory
801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
Gastonia, North Carolina 28054-2193

Phone: 704-810-8870
FAX: 704-852-4189 (Lab), 704-852-4109 (Chief)




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