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Issued October 30, 1916.
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F THE TREASURY
AMENDED AUGUST 11, 1916.1
The seed importation act of August 24, 1912,
was amended August
11, 1916, by adding rye-grass and vetch to the seeds subject to the act
d by prohibiting the entry of seeds containing less than a
percentage of pure, live seed.
The regulations of the Secretary
of Agriculture issued
35363, May 6,
1915, are hereby amended to read as follows.
REGULATION 1.-SHORT TITLE OF THE ACT.
The act To regulate foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into the
J_ ted States of certain adulterated grain and seeds unfit for seeding purposes,"
approved August 24, 1912,
as amended August
be knoa / M
referred to hs The seed importation act."
(a) Clover.-The term clover "
Tr.ToIum h .ybridum...in._ ........__.._... alike cloy
Trfolim incarnatum -_....._ __ ....... crimson cl
Tritoi um ratense ....... ___ _........ __red clover.
...mr.:.. rep ,ens ...... _aa ,-..... ain__-____ white cloy
Dodder.-The term "dodder
shall include all species of
() Millet--The term "millet "w shall include:
Rye-grass.-The term "rye-grass shall include the cull
(f) Sorghum.-The term sorghum shall include the sacch
H1ols sorghum (Sorghum vulgare).
tivated species of
arine varieties of
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(hi) Vetch.-The term
vetch, and Vicia villosa,
term Kafir corn" shall include the nonsaccharine, or
s sorghum (Sorghum vulgare), exclusive of bioom corn.
"vetch" shall include Vicia sativa, common or spring
(i) Weeds.-The following plants shall be considered weeds:
Abutilon theophrasti (A. avicennae) .--..-,- ......Indian mallow.
Achillea millefolium .......__in......_..,__ _yarrow.
Agropyron repens ......-quack-grass.
Agrostemma githago (Lychnis githago) corn cockle.
Allium vineale_ _...gatlic; wild onion.
Alsine (Stellaria) ...ic k .-.eed...... chickweed.
Amaranthus ........-_. .._._.amaranth.
Ambrosia .-..--.-.. ___ragweed.
Anagallis arvensisi .......... pimpernel.
Anthemis ... -..- ..... .._... Mayweed.
Anthyllis vulneraria .....-... -kidney vetch.
Atriplex -..-- ---. .- --.-..-.-.. .-_. saltbush.
Avena fatua-- .. -- ----------- wild oats.
Avena fatua glabrescens J
Axyris amaranthoides-- --..-.. ___....... _..----.
Berteroa incana (Alyssum incanum) ......._. hoary alyssum.
Br assica -. ,-... ..--- ._,_... .- a a ...- mu stard.
Except B. napus $winter rape).
Bromus racemosus_- .
--- -----r_- ................ a a a a chess.
Bromus secalinus .-.
Bromus tectorum ... -
Bursa hursa-pastoris (Capsella bursa-pastoris) .. shepherd's-purse.
liflnIdh na a a a a a a a a fIalse flax
er Copae (Batbarea) ...... ...... _..... winter cress.
Carduu# (rndluding Cnicus) ..thistle.
Carex --- -- --- sedge.
Centaurea --star thistle; cornflower
Cerastium_..,. ......mouse-ear chickweed.
Chaetochloa gl;fta (Setaria glauca)__________....yellowfoxtail; pigeon grass.
Chaetochloa Viriais (Setaria viridis) ._... .....egreen foxtail.
Chenompod it~_i2 -.... ..- .. .. ... d -. lamb's-quarters.
*" Ghrys rf Ofm leucanthemum ..._..._ ....... oxeye daisy.
varieties of Holcu
Erysimum --_-__--_--- -----_-_-_--_ __treacle-mustard.
Festuea myuros-_--_.---__-_ ___ rat's-tail fescue.
Galium --_ _- .-_ ______ _L _bedstra X.
Grindelia squarrosa ....._-_._. _____ .gumvweed.
Helianthus -- __.sunflower.
Hibiscus trionum_ -- ____ _. __bl adder ketmia.
Hieracium ......----..-_ ....----- ha kweed.J
Holcus halepensis (Sorghum halepense) -._.... .Johnson grass.
Hypochaeris radicata ------- ------------------ --cat'-ear.
Ipomoea------------ .-- --- ----- -- molrning-glory.
Iva --- -- -------------- -- -------- ----.. --- -- a -lrs i1 eld er.
Ju ncus --------- ---*- -- -- -- -- -_ __ .-----rush.
Lappula echinata (Echinoslpermum lappula)
--- .sticr seed.
Lappula texana (Echitospriuunum redowskii)
Leonto(lon autumnale-- -- ------ fall dandelion.
Leonurus cardiaca-----_--------- motherwort.
Lepidium t_,_-- -. -- ---- -_ peppergrass..
Linaria -------- ---- -- ----butter-ai -eggs ; toadflax.
Lithospermum arvense .-----_,-----_--_-..corn gromwell.
olium temalentum .- -. --.. -- --. _darnel.
Lotus- --. -..- --- --- -- -- -- -- - -- --- .. _-. _bir d's-foot trefoil.
Lychnisf- --- ---- ------------------- _. i campion.
Madia sativa -------- -------------tarawee~l.
Matrjcaria inodora ---c----- --e----Lcentless camomile.
Medicago arabica (M. maculata) .----..- ___spotted bur clover.
Medicago hispida denticul;ali (I. tlenticulata)-- .-toothed bur clover.
Medicago lupulin-a yellow trefoil.
Melilotus -------.--------- -- sweet clover.
Molinia coerulea.-.--.---.----.-. ----
Nepeta eataria a. ..- -ca t ip.
Neslia paniculata -- ------ --------- ballmustard.
Notholcus (Holcus).---_---. ---........-- velvet grass.
Oenothera biennis --- ......-. e -.evening primrose.
Picris- ...--.--. ...--------------------- -----.oxtongue.
Plantago ..--..-- -------- --- buckhorn ; plantain.
Polygonum ....----..--------------.-- _knotweed ; bindweed; smart-
Portulaca oleracea pu.,--------.---_---purslane.
,Potentilla .. ----. ......... fi ve-finger.
Prunella vulgaris ..... a .-_--- -..-. ---,.-.-.. heal-all.
R anunculus ....- --.------------------- --- ----- buttercup.
Raphanus raphanistrum ...--- wild radish.
Syntherisma (Digitaria) ..-- -. ----- .- --- -crab-grass.
Taraxacum- -- ---------------.-. --. --- ___ ----- .dandelion.
Thlaspi arvense -....----- ------- .. Frenchweed.
Tragopogon pratensis -- ..-. ....__. goat's-beard.
Trifolium --_ a.___. a ______________. wild clover.
Except T. hybridum, T. incarnatum, T. pratense,
Vaccaria pyramidata (Saponaria vaccaria) .. ... cow cockle.
Valerianella locusta (V
olitoria) .....o_______.corn salad.
Verbena- -.-...... _---- .-..- ... ___-_---.verbena.
Vicia- --__. _,___ __ __ _......__. vetch.
V. sativa and
of customs shall
and forward for examination,
vetch when entered for consumption,
sented on the entry
whether or not a consular invoice is pre-
of the other
specific request for such samples.
When a shipment is made up of several lots differing in quality
or price, a
sample of each lot shall be submitted as though each lot were a separate'ship-
The sample of each lot or shipment submitted to the seed laboratories,
in accordance with regulation
shall be drawn as follows
When a lot consists
of five sacks or less, each sack shall be sampled, and when consisting of more
than five sacks, every fifth sack, but not less than five sacks, shall be sampled,
except that a separate sample shall be drawn from each sack of screenings or
refuse resulting from the recleaning in bond of seeds imported subject to the act.
All samples drawn
the act by
customs officers shall
following list of seed-laboratory districts, unless otherwise specifically requested
Secretary of Agriculture or his representative.
New Hampshire, Massachusetts,
Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Mary-
North Carolina, South Carolina,
and Georgia, and Port Huron and Detroit, Mich.
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of all seeds
in the States of
SERVICE AND REGULATORY
REGULATION 6.-NOTICE TO CONSIGNEE.
The collector of customs shall immediately notify the consignee that samples
have been drawn and that the remainder of the shipment must be held intact,
pending a decision of the Secretary of Agriculture in the matter.
REGULATION .--EXAMINATION OF SEEDS-DELIVERY IN BOND.
Seeds offered for importation into the United States from any foreign coun-
admitted only after the
neither adulterated nor
seed importation act: Prc
to consignees shipments
in a sum equal to the inv
if any, conditioned upon the
lot have been taken for examination, shall be
ples have been examined and pronounced to be
for seeding purposes within the meaning of the
d, however, That collectors of customs may deliver
h have been sampled on the execution of a bond
value of the seeds, together with the duty thereon,
delivery of the shipments, or any part thereof, to
the collector when demanded by him for any reason. F
be modified and used for this bond.
orm Cat. No. 3393 may
REGULATION 8.-RELEASE OR RECLEANING OF SHIPMENT.
If the Secretary of Agriculture shall inform the collector that the seeds are
not in violation of the said act,-the collector shall no longer detain the shipment
under that act, and the bond, if any, given pursuant to regulation 7 shall be
canceled; but if the seeds are found to be in violation of the said act, the col-
lector may permit the importer to reclean the seeds under bond at the expense
of the importer, in accordance with regulations 9, 10, and 11.
REGULATION 9.-SAMPLES OF RECLEANED SEEDS.
The collector of customs shall draw and forward to the district seed labora-
tory designated in regulation 5 a sample of the recleaned seeds, together with
a sample from each sack of the screenings or other refuse removed from the
seeds in the course of cleaning, accompanied by a statement of the weight of
the recleaned seeds and the weight of each individual sack of screenings, and
the same procedure shall be followed with respect to such samples of the re-
cleaned seeds as upon the original sample.
REGULATION 10.-EXPORTATION OF SHIPMENT.
If the Secretary of Agriculture shall inform the collector that the sample of
the recleaned seeds is not satisfactory, or if the importer shall decline to reclean
any shipment of seeds which the Secretary of Agriculture has found to be in
violation of the said act, the collector shall refuse delivery of the shipment and
require it to be exported under customs supervision.
REGULATION 11.-DISPOSITION OF REFUSE FROM RECLEANING.
If the Secretary
that any seeds
(4) The screenings or other refuse shall have been sacked, sealed, and tagged
to the satisfaction of the collector of customs and are retained subject to fth
conditions of the bond given pursuant to regulation 7 to secure delivery of the
Screenings and other refuse retained in accordance with method 4 of t
regulation mfy be recleaned at any time within 12 months from the date of
the entry of the shipment. Unless recleaned within the said period of 12
months or treated according to method 2 or 3 of this regulation such screenings
or other refuse shall be exported under customs supervision.
REGULATION12.-IMPORTED SEED IN VIOLATION OF THE SEED IMPORtATION ACT
NOT TO BE MIXED WITH OTHER SEED.
Mixing any seed with a lot or shipment of imported-seed which has
found to be in violation of the seed importation act is prohibited, except that
in cases where it shall appear to the satisfaction of the Secretary of Agriculture
that two or more such lots or shipments of seed offered for importation are of
substantially the same quality they may be mixed for the purpose of recleaning
upon a written permit of the Secretary of Agriculture.
REGULATION 13.-NOTICE OF REMOVAL FROM PORT OF ENTRY.
The collector of customs will notify the Secretary of Agriculture whenever
seed which has been sampled under the seed importation act is moved from one
port to another port before being finally released.
OF DETAINED SHIPMENTS TO BE REPORTED.
of Agriculture of
disposition made of every shipment detained under these regulations.
REGULATION 15.-FAILURE TO EXPORT TO BE REPORTED.
Should the importer fail to export within three months from the date of
refusal of delivery any seeds the delivery of which has been refused under these
regulations, the collector shall report the facts to the Secretary of the Treasury
and to the United States attorney.
VIOLATION TO BE REPORTED. '
The collector of customs shall report to the Secretary of the Treasury and'
to the United States attorney any willful violation of the act which shall come
to his knowledge.
TO THE SECRETARY OF
All applications for relief from decisions as to the quality of seeds arising
under these regulations should be addressed to the Secretary of Agriculture.
REGULATION 18.-FORWARDING OF SAMPLES OF
ALL FORAGE-PLANT SEEDS.
Irrespective of the foregoing regulations, collectors of customs will forward
AN ACT To regulate foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into the United
States of certain adulterated grain and seeds unfit for seeding purposes (37 Stat., 506).
Be it enacted by the
States of America in Con
the passage of this act
alfalfa, barley, Canadian
buckwheat, clover, field
orchard grass, rape, redt
seeds containing any of
which are adulterated or
is hereby prohibited; am
Agriculture shall, jointly
prevent the importation o
from and after six months after
the United States ,.of seeds of
bluegrass, awnless brome-grass,
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corn, Knar corn, meaaow fescue, nlax, millet, oats,
;op, rye, sorghum, timothy, and wheat, or mixtures of
such seeds as one of the principal comporAint parts,
unfit for seeding purposes under the terms of this act
d the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of
or severally, make such rules and regulations as will
f such seeds into the United States: Provided, however.
That such seeds may be delivered to the owner or consignee
to be recleaned in accordance with and subject to such reg
retary of the Treasury may prescribe, and when cleaned
purity specified in this act for admission into the United S
be released to the owner or consignee thereof after the s
refuse removed from such seed shall have been disposed a
scribed by the Secretary of Agriculture: Provided further,
not apply to
shipped in boi
of barley, buckwheat,
*heat not intended for
thereof under bond,
yulations as the Sec-
to the standard of
such seed may
ings and other
a manner pre-
t this act shall
*n, Kafir corn,
picture, but such shipment shall be subject to provisions of the act of
fifth, nineteen hundred and nine.
2. That seed shall be considered adulterated within the meaning of this
of red clover
weight of seed of yellow trefoil, or any other seed of similar appearance to
andsof lower market value than seed of red clover.
* Second. When seed of alfalfa contains more than three per centum by weight
of seed of yellow trefoil, burr clover and sweet clover, singly or combined.
Third, When any kind or variety of the seeds, or any mixture described in
section one of this act, contains more than five per centum by weight of seed
of another kind or .variety of lower market value and of similar appearance:
Pro ved, That the mixture of the seed of white and alsike clover, red and
alsike clover, or alsike clover and timothy, shall not be deemed an adulteration
under this section.
SEc. 3. That seed shall be considered unfit for seeding purposes within the
meaning of this act-
First. When any kind or variety of clover or alfalfa seed contains more than
one seed of dodder to five grams of clover or alfalfa seed, respectively.
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oats, rye, or -
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ACT OF AUIUST
[Extract from the Agricultural appropriation act of August 11, 1916 (Public No. 190-
the provisions Of
act approved August
nineteen hundred and twelve, shall be applied to seed of vetch a
and, hereafter, when any kind or variety or mixture of the seeds
provisions of said act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundr
reby amended, shall
seeds or mixtures
poses within the meaning of sa
l1 contain less than Sixty-five per centum
n dead seed, chaff, dirt, other seeds, or
thereof shall be deemed unfit for seedi
id act approved August twenty-fourth, I
hundred and twelve, and the importation of such seed or mixture thereof is
prohibited: Provided, however, That seed of Kentucky bluegrass and seed of
Canada bluegrass shall not be considered unfit for seeding purposes when they
contain fifty per centum or more of live, pure seed.
WASHINGTON : GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE : 1926