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  • Todd Leeson, Seed Regulatory Program Manager
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    3150 U.S. Highway 41 S.
    Tifton, GA 31794
    T: 229-386-3557
    F: 229-386-7227
    E: todd.leeson@agr.georgia.gov

  • Jenny Hall, Certified Seed Analyst-Germination
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    3150 U.S. Highway 41 S.
    Tifton, GA 31794
    T: 229-386-3557
    F: 229-386-7227
    E: jenny.hall@agr.georgia.gov

  • Jennifer Wren, Ag Inputs Program Director
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    19 MLK Jr Drive SW  
    Atlanta, GA 30334
    T: 404-656-4958
    E: jennifer.wren@agr.georgia.gov

  • Terry Hollifield, Executive Director
    Georgia Crop Improvement Assn.
    2425 South Milledge Ave.
    Athens, GA 30605
    T: 706-542-2351
    F: 706-542-9397
    E: gacrop@bellsouth.net

  • Gary W. Black, Commissioner
    Georgia Department of Agriculture
    Capitol Square
    Atlanta, GA 30334


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

ARBITRATION:
- Does your state have "arbitration legislation in place to arbitrate disputes between buyer and seller?
Answer = YES

- If yes, is it mandatory?
Answer = YES

- Do you allow the use of the arbitration notice as referenced in RUSSL?
Answer = YES

- Does your arbitration law have any unique or special requirements?
Answer = NO

BRAND LABELING:
- Does your law allow for "brand name" labeling?
Answer = Brand can be on the label but the variety must be listed clearly.

VARIETY LABELING:
- Does your state allow for "Variety Not Stated" labeling?
Answer = NO

- Does your state law allow for "Variety Unknown" labeling?
Answer = NO

- Does your state allow the use of the abbreviated term "VNS" to be used in place of the phrase "variety not stated"?
Answer = NO