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Nevada Contacts:

  • Russell Wilhelm
    Nevada Department of Agriculture - Seed Program
    405 South 21st Street
    Sparks, NV 89431
    T: 775-353-3611
    F: 775-353-3638
    E: rwilhelm@agri.nv.gov

  • Jim Barbee, Director of Agriculture
    Nevada Department of Agriculture
    405 South 21st Street
    Sparks, NV 89431
    T: 775-353-3613
    F: 775-353-3661

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

The following responses are provided by the Nevada Department of Agriculture in regard to general questions about the Nevada 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 = NO

Do you allow the use of the abbreviated term "VNS" to be used in place of the phrase "variety not stated"?
Answer = YES

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

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 = 18 months

ARBITRATION
Does your state offer "Seed Arbitration" as a part of your seed law, or as a separate law?
Answer = Separate law for arbitration

Is your arbitration law mandatory?
Answer = NO

Does your state have "arbitration" legislation in place to arbitrate disputes between buyer and seller?
Answer = NO

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

GMO REGULATIONS
Does your state law have any specific language regulating "GMOs"?
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, as much as possible.

UNIQUE (MISCELLANEOUS) REQUIREMENTS
Does your state seed law have any "unique" or special requirements and/or prohibitions?
Answer = NO