[gardeners] Importing seeds FYI

byron bromley (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 20 Jul 2001 12:47:36 -0400

The Dept of agriculture USDA has strict guidelines for accepting import
material germplasm within the continental US.
The simple act of accepting seed, albeit as harmless as it may seem can
decimate a producing community and bring the economy to it's knees.
As Dan has clearly stated, to become a clearinghouse to accept seed and then
re-distribute is restricted and the fines for this are quite hefty and
imprisonment or both if caught.