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Oregon Contacts:

  • Elizabeth Savory
    Oregon Department of Agriculture
    Seed Regulatory Program Manager
    635 Capitol Street, N.E.
    Salem, OR  97301-2532
    T: 503-986-4570
    F: 503-986-4737
    E: esavory@oda.state.or.us

  • David Stimpson, Seed Laboratory Manager
    Oregon State University
    Seed Laboratory
    Corvallis, OR  97331
    T: 541-737-4794
    F: 541-737-2126
    E: david.stimpson@oregonstate.edu

  • Nathan Miller
    Seed Regulatory Specialist
    Oregon Department of Agriculture
    635 Capitol Street, N.E.
    Salem, OR 97301-2532
    T: 503-986-4577
    C: 503-991-3648
    E: nmiller@oda.state.or.us


Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

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

RELATIONSHIP TO RUSSL
Does your state seed law model RUSSL?
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

How does your state handle seed coatings on your seed label?
ANSWER = Our law doesn't address seed coatings.

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

OTHER SEED KINDS REGULATED
Describe your state's process for updating the noxious weed seed list:
Answer = Promulgation through administrative rules.

GMO REGULATIONS
Does your state law have any specific language regarding "GMOs"?
Answer = NO