AMS No. 240-12
Nadine Wilkins (202)720-8998
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2012 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced that Grassland Oregon, Salem, Ore., has paid $1,050 to settle alleged violations of the Federal Seed Act.
This settlement resolves three cases, which involved two shipments of grass seed mixtures and one shipment of tall fescue seeds to Missouri. The alleged violations, while not the same for all shipments, were:
--false labeling of pure seed and germination percentages.
AMS administers the Federal Seed Act with the assistance of state seed officials. The investigation was completed through the joint efforts of AMS and seed regulatory officials in Missouri. The Federal Seed Act is a truth-in-labeling law designed to protect farmers and consumers who buy seed.
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