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How does your state handle seed coatings on your seed label?
Answer = Seed coatings can be listed as part of inert matter as long as it is broken out somewhere on the label.

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

BRAND LABELING
Does your law allow for “brand name” labeling?
Answer = YES
Does your state allow the use of the abbreviated term “VNS” to be used in place of the phrase “Variety Not Stated”?
Answer = YES
RELATIONSHIP TO RUSSL
Does your state seed law model RUSSL?
Answer = YES

  • Cherie Woodson
    Office of Plant Industry Standards
    Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services
    P.O. Box 1163
    Richmond, VAВ 23219
    T: 804-786-3544
    F: 804-786-1571
    E:В [email protected]

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

Virginia seed Virginia Contacts: Cherie Woodson Office of Plant Industry Standards Virginia Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services P.O. Box 1163 Richmond, VAВ 23219 T: