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Wyoming Contacts:

  • Kent Drake, Manager
    Wyoming Department of Agriculture
    Technical Services Division
    2219 Carey Avenue
    Cheyenne, WY 82002-0100
    T: 307-777-6574
    F: 307-777-6593
    E: kent.drake@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.

RELATIONSHIP TO RUSSL
Does your state seed law model RUSSL?
Answer = YES

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.

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

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

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

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 = YES

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 = YES

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

Answer = N/A

TEST DATE

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

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 regulating "GMOs"?
Answer = NO

Does your state test for specific GMO varietal traits on official samples?

Answer = NO

UNIQUE (MISCELLANEOUS) REQUIREMENTS

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