Federal Seed Act

AMS enforces interstate commerce provisions of the Federal Seed Act (FSA) and provides seed testing service under the Agricultural Marketing Act. 

The FSA regulates the interstate shipment of agricultural and vegetable seeds.  The FSA requires that seed shipped in interstate commerce be labeled with information that allows seed buyers to make informed choices.  Seed labeling information and advertisements pertaining to the seed must be truthful. The FSA helps promote uniformity among State laws and fair competition within the seed trade.