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Virginia Contacts:

  • Cherie Woodson
    Office of Plant Industry Standards
    Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
    P.O. Box 1163
    Richmond, VA 23219
    T: 804-786-3544
    F: 804-786-1571
    E: cherie.woodson@vdacs.virginia.gov

  • David L. Whitt, Executive Secretary-Treasurer
    Virginia Crop Improvement Association
    9225 Atlee Branch Lane
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116
    T: 804-746-4884
    F: 804-746-9447
    E: dwhitt@vt.edu

  • Matt Lohr, Commissioner
    Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
    P.O. Box 1163
    Richmond, VA 23218
    T: 804-786-3502
    F: 804-371-7679

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

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

VARIETY LABELING
Does your law allow for "variety not stated" labeling?
Answer = NO. State law does permit agricultural seeds and mixtures to be sold by kind name provided such sale is not for the production of agricultural crops and the label clearly states "NOT FOR AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTION". The percentage of weight of agricultural seeds other than the kind and/or variety named on the label must be also designated as "OTHER CROP SEED" as "OTHER VARIETY"or as both as the case may be.

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