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New York
Mr. Jan Morawski
New York Department of Agriculture
Plant Industry Division
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235-0001
T: 518-457-2087
F: 518-457-1204
E: jan.morawski@agriculture.ny.gov
Robert J. Mungari
Director of Plant Industry
NY State Dept of Agriculture and Markets
10B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235-0001
T: 518-457-2087
F: 518-457-1204
E: bob.mungari@agmkt.state.ny.us
   
Kyle Arvin
Seed Laboratory Manager
New York Agriculture Experiment Station
North Street
Geneva, NY 14456
T: 315-787-2242
F: 315-787-2320
E: kwa3@nysaes.cornell.edu
 

REFERENCE LINKS for New York:

New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets


LABELING & DISTRIBUTION INFORMATION SURVEY

The following responses are provided by the New York Department Agriculture in regard to general questions about the New York State Seed Law.

VARIETY LABELING

Does your state seed law require "mandatory" variety labeling for agricultural crop kinds?
Answer = NO

Does your law allow for "variety not stated" labeling?
Answer = YES

Does your law allow for "variety unknown" labeling?
Answer = N/A

Do you allow the use of the abbreviated term "VNS" to be used in place of the phrase "variety not stated"?
Answer = NO

Does your state seed law allow labeling by "crop kind" only?
Answer = YES

ARBITRATION
Does your state offer "Seed Arbitration" as a part of your seed law, or as a separate law?
Answer = NO

PRE-EMPTION LEGISLATION

Does your state have “pre-emption” legislation to restrict local political subdivisions from regulating seed?
Answer = NO

BRAND LABELING

Does your law allow for "brand name" labeling?
Answer = YES

PERMIT / LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Does your state law have a permit /license requirement for seedsmen to distribute seeds in your state?
Answer = NO

TEST DATE

What is the "TEST DATE" requirement for agricultural and vegetable seeds in your state?
Answer = 9 months

GMO REGULATIONS

Does your state law have any specific language regulating "GMO’s"?
Answer = NO

Does your state test for specific GMO varietal traits on official samples?
Answer = NO

RELATIONSHIP TO RUSSL

Does your state seed law model RUSSL?
Answer = YES, to some extent

UNIQUE (MISCELLANEOUS) REQUIREMENTS

Does your state seed law have any "unique" or special requirements and/or prohibitions?
Answer = NO

 

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