AMS No. 138-11
Nadine Wilkins (202)720-8998
WASHINGTON, June 14, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today announced that Crop Production Services Inc., a seed company operating out of Loveland, Colo., has paid $3,150 to settle alleged violations of the Federal Seed Act. The company settled the case in agreement with AMS officials. The company neither admitted nor denied the charges brought against them.
This settlement resolves twelve cases that involved twelve shipments of wheat seed in Texas. The alleged violation was:
-failure to label with Certification Tags, issued by an official seed certifying agency, when the variety of seed is one protected under Title V of the Plant Variety Protection (PVP) Act.
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 Texas. The Federal Seed Act is a truth-in-labeling law designed to protect farmers and consumers who buy seed.
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