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Wyoming Contacts:

  • Hank Uhden, Manager
    Wyoming Department of Agriculture
    Technical Services Division
    2219 Carey Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
    T: 307-777-6574
    F: 307-777-6593
    E: hank.uhden@wyo.gov

  • Doug Miyamoto, Director
    Wyoming Department of Agriculture
    2219 Carey Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
    T: 307-777-6574
    F: 307-777-6593
    E: doug.miyamoto@wyo.gov

  • Mike Moore, Secretary-Treasurer
    Wyoming Crop Improvement Association
    P.O. Box 983
    Powell, WY  82435
    T: 307-754-9815
    F: 307-754-9820
    E: mdmoore@uwyo.edu

 

Labeling & Distribution Information Survey:

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

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

VARIETY LABELING

Does your state seed law require "mandatory" variety labeling for agricultural crop kinds?
Answer = YES

Does your law allow for "variety not stated" labeling?

Answer = NO

Does your law allow for "variety unknown" labeling?

Answer = YES

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

Answer = NO

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

Answer = N/A

BRAND LABELING

Does your law allow for "brand name" labeling?
Answer = NO

PERMIT/LICENSING REQUIREMENTS

Does your state law have a permit/license requirement for seedsmen to distribute seeds in your state?
Answer = YES, $25 annual seed dealers license.

TEST DATE

What is the "TEST DATE" requirement for agricultural and vegetable seeds in your state?
Answer = 12 months

ARBITRATION

Does your state offer "Seed Arbitration" as a part of your seed law, or as a separate law?
Answer = NO

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

Answer = NO, Wyoming has a separate “mediation” program for disputes.

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 = NO

UNIQUE (MISCELLANEOUS) REQUIREMENTS

Does your state seed law have any "unique" or special requirements and/or prohibitions?
Answer = NO