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Alabama Contacts:

  • Andy Tipton
    Seed Laboratory Director
    Alabama Department of Agriculture - Seed Division
    1445 Federal Drive
    Montgomery, AL 36107
    T: 334-240-7143
    F: 334-240-7189
    E: andy.tipton@agi.alabama.gov

  • Dr. Jim Bostick
    Executive Vice President
    Alabama Crop Improvement and
    Southern Seed Certification Associations
    P.O. Box 357
    Headland, AL 36345
    T: 334-693-3988
    E:  acia7383@gmail.com

  • Ron Sparks
    Commissioner
    Alabama Department of Agriculture
    P.O. Box 3336
    Montgomery, AL 36109-0336
    T: 334-240-7100
    F: 334-240-7190

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

The following responses are provided by Alabama Department of Agriculture in regard to general questions about the Alabama Seed Law.

VARIETY LABELING: Does your state allow for "Variety Not Stated" labeling?
Answer = NO, it requires variety name for all commercialized kinds with established varieties.

ARBITRATION:
Does your state have "arbitration" legislation in place to arbitrate disputes between buyer and seller?
Answer = YES

PRE-EMPTION LEGISLATION:
Does your state have "pre-emption" legislation to restrict local political subdivisions from regulating seed?
Answer = NO