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USDA Contacts:

  • Dr. Fawad Shah
    Director
    USDA/AMS Seed Regulatory & Testing Division
    801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
    Gastonia, NC 28054
    Telephone: 704-810-8884
    Fax: 704-852-4109 or 704-852-4189
    E-mail: fawad.shah@ams.usda.gov

  • Polly Lehtonen
    USDA-APHIS-PPQ
    Permits & Risk Assessment
    4700 River Road - Unit 133
    Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
    Phone: 301-734-4394
    Fax: 304-734-4300 or 301-734-8700
    Email: polly.p.lehtonen@aphis.usda.gov

  • Ernest L. Allen
    Laboratory Supervisor & Deputy Director
    LPS, AMS, USDA
    801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite C
    Gastonia, NCĀ  28054
    Telephone: 704-810-8877
    Fax: 704-852-4109

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The Quick Reference Guide contains the e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers for each of our state seed control officials. It also includes the same information for the USDA and Canada. Check it out!