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Seed Regulatory Program Overview

The Seed Regulatory Program seeks to achieve voluntary compliance through administration of a comprehensive, outreach oriented program based on provisions of the Kentucky Seed Law. Key components of the program include:

  • Monitoring these activities include our permitting and registration processes along with routine visits by our inspection staff to seed distributors.
  • Sampling during regular visits to seed distributors, our inspection staff routinely obtain official samples of seeds offered for sale in Kentucky.
  • Analysis official samples obtained by our inspection staff are tested at the Regulatory Services Seed Laboratory to determine if label guarantees and quality standards are met.
  • Reporting test results from official seed samples and an annual Seed Inspection Report are distributed to stakeholders.

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