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Georgia Contacts:

  • Dedria Smith, Seed Regulatory Program Manager
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    3150 U.S. Highway 41 S.
    Tifton, GA 31794
    T: 229-386-3557
    F: 229-386-7227
    E: dedria.smith@agr.georgia.gov

  • Alan Lowman, Ag Inputs Director
    Feed, Fertilizer, Seed and Pesticides
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    19 MLK Jr Drive SW, Room 410
    Atlanta, GA  30334
    T: 404-656-3637
    F: 404-463-6670
    E: alan.lowman@agr.georgia.gov

  • Terry Hollifield, Executive Director
    Georgia Crop Improvement Assn. 
    2425 South Milledge Ave. 
    Athens, GA 30605
    T: 706-542-2351
    F: 706-542-9397
    E: gacrop@bellsouth.net

  • Gary W. Black, Commissioner
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    Capitol Square
    Atlanta, GA  30334

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

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

VARIETY LABELING
Does your state allow for "Variety Not Stated" labeling?
Answer = NO

Does your state law allow for "Variety Unknown" labeling?
Answer = NO

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

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

If yes, is it mandatory?
Answer = YES

Do you allow the use of the arbitration notice as referenced in RUSSL?
Answer = YES

Does your arbitration law have any unique or special requirements?
Answer = NO

BRAND LABELING

Does your law allow for "brand name" labeling?
Answer = Brand can be on the label but the variety must be listed clearly.