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Service and regulatory announcements
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Service and regulatory announcement
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Seeds -- Law and legislation -- Periodicals -- United States   ( lcsh )
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Notes

Statement of Responsibility:
U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.
Dates or Sequential Designation:
S.R.A.--B.P.I. 1 (Apr. 1914)-
General Note:
Some issues have title: Service and regulatory announcement.
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Title from caption.

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BUREAU OF PLANT INDUE


JULY, 1924


CONTENTS


71nt Iregulations (third revlsin of the Secretary of the
tary of Agriculture under the federal seed act--
The Federal seed act----_--------- -- --
First amendment to the Federal seed act__---
Second amendment to the Federal seed act----------.--


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Notices issued under section 5 of the. Federal seed act:
o. L-Red-clover edgrown in Italy not adapted for general agricultural
se inthe Uni tedB -- -- ---s--- --.-- .- -....
S.-- Al faa seed wn in Turkestan ot adapted for general agricultural
use in the Unitod --..-- ------- ----- ---- ----- .- 11l
No. 8;-Alfalfa seed grown in Africa not adapted for general agricultural
c use 1n ye poited States er---edc---- l.... t. -





pif ATpIO na oA T ) APPROVED AUGUST 24, 1912, AS A12MENDED
AUGUST o A Tlori IAS A ENDED APRIL 26, 1926 n
,e s importation, act of August 24, 1912, was amolendeld Agust
4,0 916,f by adding rye grass and vetch to the seeds subject to the
T and by prohibitin the entry of seed containing l.ess thin a
percentage oT pure, live seed, and on April 26, 1926,
: ?rng the coloring of seeds of alfalfa: and red clover, elimmnat-
26 et2o p, and d ndioi' broomrcorn millet and early fortune m ileleti





Regulaio .-lShort tle of the Act
Thei act "seTo rT huate foi gn commerce by prohibiting the admission into
U ited States of trtain T adulterated grain and seeds unfit for seeing
:91 aWsle, ap enproved Augu r24, 1912, as amended A ugust 11, 191 and April



2 Reaulation 2.-Definitions 2
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(4) Rape.-The term "rape" includes only the winter rape forms of Bras
sica napus, commonly grown as forage.
(e)a tg--The term "rye grass" includes only the cultivated species


term


) Kafir corint
n varieties of Hoi
Fe) Vetch.--The t
ng vetch), Vici


" sorghum "


hum vulgaree.
term "Kafir corn"
Sorghum (Borgum
S"vetch" includes
4sa (hairy vetch),


includes only the saccharine varieties


includes only the n
wclgare).
only Vicia sativa
and Vicia annoneca


Weeds.---The.To-iting plants only are considered weeds:
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4 -'lon theophra iC avicennae) ---.-- -... velvet leaf.
a...- ---- ----- ---- ------ ... _yarrow.
---- --- ------ ... _quack-grass.
A o (Lychnis githago) .---._.ccorn cockle.
Alliun ---------------------------- --__field garlic.
Alsine (Stellaria) ----.-_-. .-.. chickweed.
Amaranthus ... ------. ....._ amaranth.
Ambrosia a- ----- --- ....-.... --ragweed.
Anagallis arvensis-- .--_-------._____....pimpernel.
Anthem is...- ------_ ..-- ___._. mayweed, camomile.
Anthyllis vulneraria- --_--.- ------_-- .kidney vetch.
Apargia autumnalis (Leontodon autumnale) fall dandelion.
Atriplex- ---- -. -___-_...... saltbush.
Avena fatua --------- id
Avena fatua glabrescens -..- -.--....wild oats.
Axyris amaranthoides -------- ---,- ---
Berteroa incana (Alyssum incanum)- _- __- hoary alyssum.
Brassica --------------------- -- mustard.
Except B. napus (winter rape).
Bromus hordeaceus -
Bromus racemosus_- -h
Bromus secalinus_-. ----ess
Bromus tectorum....
Bursa bursa-pastoris (Capsella bursa-pastoris) .shepherd's-purse.
Camelina ------ --- ....- -- false flax.
Came (Barbarea) -...---.. w--inter cress.
Carex -- ---- ------------.--- -- -.- -.- -_ .-- sedge.
Centaurea ------- --- --- -- -- --- star thistle ; cornflower.
Cerastium --........-----..- .- -.-.mouse-ear chickweed.
Chaetochloa lutescens (Setaria glauca) -- --- yellow foxtail.
Chaetochloa viridis (Setaria viridis) ----green foxtail.
Cheirinia (Erysium) b--lister cress.
Chenopodium ----- -- -------lamb's-quarters.
Chrysanthemum leucanthemum------...-----oxeye daisy.
Cichorium intybus ---- ---- ------ chicory.
Cirsium (Carduus) -- -- --- ---------- -thistle.
Cnicus benedictus ------------------ blessed thistle.
Conringia orientalis .a..- --.-----aa. hare's-ear mustard.
Convolvulus ...- ---- - ---- ----.bindweed.
Cuscuta ---- -------- --- ---- -- dodder.
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HleraCiuin ---__ --_ hawkweed.
Holcus halepensis (Sorghum halepense) --.._.. Johnson grass.
yrpociaeris radiea ta._-- --....- --- ...- cat's-ear.
Ipomaoea. --- --- ------ Inorning-glory.
Ivaa-a---a- -- ------------------ ----.marsh elder.
Jucs--- ---- -- -- rush.
Lappula echinata (Echinospermum lappula) t.
Lappula texana (Echinospermum redowskii) --st"ckseedu
Leontodon taraxacum (Taraxacum officitiale) ....dandelion.
Leonurus cardiaca-_, _---_- ___- .__common motherwort.
Lepidium _________________ _peppergrass.
Linariaaa_ ... __-. -- -_.toadflax.
Lithospernim arvense- ----.-----.corn gromwell.
Lolima temulez ntxiium_ __.... ...--,-. _._-_darnel.
i-tus----------------------- _- -- trefoil.
Lychnis----------- caaipion.
Madia sativa -------. a -..- -.-- ,_.-- -- _,,._tairweed.
Matricaria iodoraa-- a ------- ---false camomile.
Medicago arabica (1M. maenlata) .... ___- spotted bur clover.
Medicago hispida denticulata (M. denticulata) -_toothed bur clover.
Medicago lupulina- black medick, yellow tr
3elilotMus... e.-a-. .- -. ------...- --- _sweet clover.
Molinia coerulea... ---aa- a- -___---- __
Nepeta cataria --..- -.--...---..... --. -- _- ..... catnip.
Nealla paniculata-.- iball mustard.
Norta (Sisymbrium) -tumble mustard.
Nothdlcns (Holcus) lanatus_---_. velvet grass.
Oe~othera biennis.- -- -- -- ----- evening primrose
Paucnm----------
Except P. miliaceum.
Phalaris --
Except P. canariensis.
Picris__ic________ oxtongi e.
Plantago ... -,----- ------- ------- buckhorn ; plantain.
Polygonum -. ..--.----....-..----.. knotweed; cornbind;
weed; lady's-thumb.
Portulaca oleracea-_..-.-- ..._------- ----- .purslane.
Potentilla ,- .. a- --- aa -.-- -- - ci-inquefoil.
Prunella vulgaris- -- --,-_ --__ __ __ ._. .self-heal.
Ranunculus ... ---- -... .I butter p.
Raphanus raphanistrum... --- ------- wild radish.
Rosa... -... --- a a ose.
Rudbeci a hirta.------- -- a-brown-eyed susan.
tRumex -...-.-.-.-- -- r---. --.. do--- -dk, ; sorrel.
Salsola -------Russian thistle.
Sanguisorba-. bu-e---
Saonaria vaccaria. ......... ___-cow herb.
Sbierardia -irvensis__--_,.-- _--- .field' madder.
___eneeatchly.
Solne -a- n - nightshadel
OtISX tL liI a- a a-- a--- -------------a ----
Sonchus._- _-a_- -a:- -- a-_ a -_- -- -_- sow thistle.
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Kentucky bluegrass, awnless
grass, timothy, clover, meadow
whether or not a consular invoi
(b) Samples of shipments
sorghum, flax, btoomcorn. pill
shall be drawn and forwarded
make specific request for such


PLANT INDUSTRY


brome grass, millet, orchard grass, Frape, rfe
fescue, and vtebh when entered fi r W Ustmitiiosi
ce is presented on the entry: thref.
of barley, buckwheat, field corn, Kale eord
let, early fortune millet, oats, rye, and whet
only when the Bureau of Plant Industry shal
samples.


Regulation 4.-Drawing Samples

(a) When a shipment consists of a single lot of five sacks o1 leSg, each
sack shall be sampled.
(b) When a shipment eonsits of a single lot of more than five sackp, every
fifth sack, but not less than five sacks, shall be sampled.
(c, When a shipment consists of several lots, each lot s1iall be samptea
as provided in a and b of this regulation.
(d) On request addittr&di Samples shall be drawn.
(e) The seed from the sacks sampled shall be made into a copitoe niz
(f) Each 200 sacks shall be represented by a composite tiie i+e
NoTn.-Delays in sampling sl4pments considerably in excese of 200W b swill. 1
greatly reduced if importers Will arrange with their foreign shippers to Sui.di yde the
lots and anark them S.o that achl 200 sacks shall bear -a distinctive 71FippThr tl. ar
(g) Recleaned seeds shall be sampled as provided in paragraphs aq I,
d, e, and f of this regulation. :
(h) Samples shall be taken from each sack of screenings or refue resitti
from cleaning in bond of seeds imported subject to the act.
(i) The sample frbm each sack of cleaning or refuse s1aU be placed ina
separate container Which shAlI be markedd with the weight of the sweeangas
contained in the sack froti Which it was taken in addition to other ideatiiA
marks. a
(j) Accompanying the composite samples shall be a statement cointaji"
the following information:


of entry...------------ -----...---.. ------- ..___ .
of entry,---_ -. -r-_ .-- -- --. .--- ---..--------.---- -- ----


Invoiced at -__.
Kind of seed L-
Consignor i
Address of consignor
Entered by -__.--
Ultimate consignee -
Address of consignee
Quantity of each lot
Price -------------
Distinguishing mark'
Steamer or car


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- ++- ---- -
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by weight t
-by --,---ight ---,----------l---- ue -
- --- ------------------- Value ----


Evidence as to the country hn which seed of alfalfa and/or


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I------ -- r a a -rif -----ii~i-- --- ---- -r -- -I i


Entry No.; l.
Invoice No. ~,-J.,A.L


----^*--^---- ----- ^&- -
-IIIIIIII -3I- "-4 --- --

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- -u ^- --- ^-p-m4" ^ -4 ,*^**^^*4"-ri-:
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--*--- -- -- -- ---- -C -
red cauver was ^grews -- -- -
-- -- ----


nRe gnati n 5.-Samples, Where Sent

All samples drawn nitder regulation 4 shall be forwarded t the r7pecte
seed laboratories tu dti leh thp ports are greoed in te tftowI t
of seed-laboratory diftets, unless otherwise speeiflcaIly requested
Bureau of Plant Irztitt .
1. Seed Laboratoryi, hid States Department of Afutture, WaaM$
D.. 0.-All ports in the+ ~ktes of Maine, New Hampshire, Vernont
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Regulation 6.-Notice


ANNOUNCEMENTS


Consignee


r(a) No notifleation that samples have been drawn will be given when samples
are draw under regulation 3, paragraph a^ and the remainder of the shipment
shall be held intact pending a decision of the Bureau of Plant Industry in the
matter.
.(b) The collector of customs shall immediately notify the consignee that
samples of seeds under regulation 3, paragraph b, have been drawn and that
the remainder of the shipment must be held intact pending a decision of the
Bureau of Plant Industry in the matter.


Regulation 7.-Examination of Seeds--Deli,
After samples of seed offered for importation into t
any foreign country have beep drawn, such seed shall
the seed has been found to be neither adulterated nor
poses within the meaning of the act and to have been
regulation 8: Provided, however, That collectors of c
consignees shipments which have been sampled, on the
a sum equal to the invoice value of the seed, together


rery


Bond


he United


States from


be admitted only after
unfit for seeding pur-
colored as required by
customs may deliver to
execution of a bond in
with the duty thereon,


if any, conditioned upon the return of the shipments, or any
the collector when demanded by him for any reason. An amo
sum named in the bond, and such part of the duty, if any, as
will be collected as liquidated damages for failure to return to
demand any part of the seed or any part of the cleaning or
seed.


part thereof, to
unt equal to the
may be payable,
the collector on
refuse from the


Regulation


8 .-Kinds


Proportion


Seeds


Colored


(a) Except as provided in paragraph c
importation into the United States of seeds o0
mixture of seeds containing 10 per cent or
and/or -red clover, is prohibited, unless at lea
each container is stained with the color req
regulation.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph c or
of alfalfa or red clover and any mixture of
or more of the seeds of alfalfa and/or red
be colored iridescent violet, and such seeds g
region shall be colored green.
t() Whenever the Secretary of Agriculture,
mines that seed of alfalfa or red clover from
is not adapted for general agricultural use i
publish such determination, and on and aft
after the date of such publication and until
the importation into the United States of any
of seeds containing 10 per cent or more of su
clover is prohibited, unless at least 10 per cent
is stained a red color.
(d) The importation into the United Stat
clover or any mixture of seeds containing 10
of alfalfa and/or red clover, which is not acco
fled in regulation 11, is prohibited, unless at
in each container is stained a red color.


or d
f alfa
more
Ist 1
uired


d of this


seeds
clover
rown


this regulation, the
or red clover, or any
the seeds of alfalfa
cent of the seeds in
paragraph b of this


regulation,


the seeds


containing 10 per cent
grown in Canada shall
in any other country or


after a public hearing, deter-
any foreign country or region
in the United States, he shall
er the expiration of 90 days
such determination is revoked
such seeds or of any mixture
ich seeds of alfalfa and/or red
; of the seeds in each container

:es of seeds of alfalfa or red
per cent or more of the seeds
mnpanled by the evidence speci-
least 10 per cent of the seeds


Regulation


9.-Method of


Coloring


Seeds


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Regulation


10~ont~O~o


Sees Unider Customs


Supervision


/() Seed required to ibe coIoted dder" egrilta r &tiy sbew colored under
atoms superisimn dand in the qresene iand diader the(treetin of ia WtattoU
wdpreseitative.:
(b) Seed claimed by the importer to have been colored, and upon samntu
found not to be colored as required by itegalatfl 8) at the optip importer may be colored as provided in paragraph a, or :the shipment manuy be
bulked and thoroughly mixed by tbeimporter and resampled. 'i i "*
(c) No seed shall be colored under 'ustoms upervisiox idntt1 oVeet'C of th
color to be applied has been received from the Bureau of Plant Industry.

Regulation 11.-Evidence as to Country or Region Where Seed Was Grown

(s) A certificate attached to the consular invoice, of tteqproperlyAgiutheraei
official of the foreign country in which the seed was grown,to Itheieffect that
the seed of alfalfa or the seed of red clover or any mixture of*eed biWitailda
(10 per cent or more of the seed of >alfalfa and/or red clover was grown in
that eduntry, will be regarded as iptrima facie evidence of such fact. is
certificate shall be in the following form:
Foreign OIficial Seed Certificate


Place------- --, city
I


I --a.
that'the

described
grown in


---- -----------------------,---------- ---------I
(Name of official)
seed of alfalfa
seed of red clover
mixtures containing 10 per ce
in consular invoice No. -
the above-named country.


--- country ------_--,_ date
-- -- ----Oi----a--- ...i. heeby ddt
(Official title)


nt or more of either or both seeds
to which this Certificate is attached,


was


(Name of official)
(Official 'title)


b) A declaration of
country in which 1
cture of seeds contain
clover was grown,
e form of declaration


the shipper attached to
the seed of alfalfa or the
ning 10 per cent or more
will be regarded as prima
shall be as follows:


the consular invoice stating
Seed of red clover or any
of the seed of alfalfa and/or
facie evidence of such fact.


Form No. Uo-....--oetur


Declaration of shipper of seed of alfalfa or red clover or mixtures of seed containing 10
per cent or more of either or both or'f such seeds.
Regarding shipment covered by consular invoice No. --. Certified at --- -- ,
- --- -, on.. --, 19--.
I, the undersigned, .----- --- ..........-..----- the ..-.-.- -.....a.....-......
(Name) (Seller or owner, or agent of
_---__ of the seed mentioned and described in the accomoanline "consular


seller or owner)


invoice, certify that the seed was all grown in ---._...-..-_._-___ _---.
(If grown in one country, state name of country. If grown in more than one country,
state name of countries and proportion of seed from each country)
and was exported from -.- ...- ,_---__- .- and consigned to ----- -- --, ---- --
(City) (City)
S- -----'-""-(Signature-- "--"
(Signature)


(c) If the information contained in the certificate and
for in paragraphs a and b of this regulation is not sufficient
or region of origin of the seed, or if the trotiular invoiee is.


Declaration provided
to show the country
not accompanied by


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~qgidtie 1.


iIf the Bureap of Plant Industry shall inform the collector that the sample
of .the reeleaned seeds is not satfisefaetry, or if the importer shall decline to
adean and/or eolor any>shipment of seeds which the Bureau of Plant tpdltry
has found not to comply with the provisions of the act or the requirements of
these regulations, the collector shall refuse delivery of the shipment and require
it to be exported ugld customs miuervtsion.
Regulation 4.--Dispsitio ef Refuse from Realeaning
1. If the Bureau. of Plant Industry shall inform the collector of customs that
the requirement of xegulatiyns 4 and/or 12 have been complied with, the seeds
may be released to the owner or consignee only on condition that-
(a) The screenings and all other refuse shall have been destroyed under
custotis supervision; or
(b) The screenings and all other refuse shall have been ground or otherwise
treated under customs supervision so as to render all seeds contained therein
incapable of germination and the Whole impossible of sale for seeding pur-
poses ; or
(c) The screenings and all other refuse shall have been sacked, weighed,
sealed, atd tagged for identification under customs supervision and retained
for later destruction or further recleaning, subject to the conditions of the
bond given pursuant to regulation 7 to secure return of the shipment.
2. The screenings and all other refuse retained in accordance with method
1, 0, of this regulation may be reeleaned at any time within 12 months from
the date of the entry of the shipment. Unless recleaned within the said period
of 12 months said screenings or other refuse shall be destroyed under customs
supervision.


Regulation


15.-Mixture


Seed


Mixing any seed with a lot or shipment of seed offered for entry which has
been found to be in violation of the Federal seed act or of these regulations is
prohibited, except that in cases where it shall appear to the satisfaction of the
Bureau of Plant Industry that two or more such lots or shipments of seed
ofEered for entry are of substantially the same quality and origin, they may be
mixed for the purpose of recleaning upon a written permit of the Bureau of
Plant Industry, provided that the different lots or shipments are covered by
the same bond.


Regulation


16 -Notice


Removal


from


Port


Entry


The collector of customs will notify the Bureau of Plant Industry whenever
seed which has been sampled under the Federal seed act is moved from one
port to another port before being finally released.


Regulation


17.-Dispositiaon of Detained Shipment


The collector of customs shall inform the Bureau of Plant Industry of the
disposition made of every shipment detained under these regulations.
Regulation 18.-Failure to Export


iShould the importer failto export within 12 n
of ddlivery any seeds the delf~ery of which has
stioo, the colleetor shaltlreport the facts to
and to the United States district attorney.


months from the date of refusal
beeit refused under these rqgu-
the Secretary of the Treasury


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Regulation 21.-Forwarding of Samples of Al Forage-Plant


Seeds


Irrespective of the foregoing regulations, collectors of eustomstWill forward
to the Seed Laboratory, United States Department of Agriculture, Washington,
D. C., 2-ounce samples of each lot of all grass, clover, and other forage-plant
seeds imported into the United States.


Regulation


22.-Taking


Effect ,of


Regulations


These regulations shall supersede all previous
importation act and shall take effect July 26, 1926.


regulations


under


seed


C. F. MARVIN,
Acting Secretary of Agri"eture.
GABIABD B. WINSTON,
Acting Secretary of the Treasury.


WApHINOTON, D. C., July 26, 1926.


THE FEDERAL SEED


ACT'


AN ACT To regulate foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into the Upited
States of certain adulterated grain and seeds unit for seeding purposes (37 Stat.. 506).


Be it enacted by the
States of America *n 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; ani
Agriculture shall, jointly
prevent the importation


Senif
gress


te and House of Representati/ves of the United
assembled, That from and after six months after


the importation into the United States' of seeds of
bluegrass, Kentucky bluegrass, awnless brome-grass.
corn, Kafir corn, meadow fescue, flax, millet, -oats,
op, rye, sorghum, timothy, and wheat, or mixtures of
such1 seeds as one of the principal component 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 tiill
of such seeds into the United States: Provided, koW


ever, That such seeds may be delivered to the owner or consignee thereof uider
bond, to be recleaned in accordance with and subject to such regulations as the
Secretary of the Treasury may prescribe, and when cleaned to the standard Ob
purity specified in this act for admission into the United States such seed may
be released to the owner or consignee thereof after the screenings and othet
refuse removed from such seed shall have been disposed of in a manner pre-
scribed by the Secretary of Agriculture: Provided further, That this act shall
not apply to the importation of barley, buckwheat, field corn, Kafir corn,
sorghum, flax, oats, rye, or wheat not intended for seeding purposes, when
shipped in bond through the United States or imported for the purpose of
manufacture, but such shipment shall be subject to provisions of the act of
August fifth, nineteen hundred and nine.
Suc. 2. That seed shall be considered adulterated within the meaning of this
act-
First. When seed of red clover contains more than three ner centum by


a-


weight of seed of yellow trefoil, or any other seed of similar appearance to
and of 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


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Sga. 4. That any person or persons who shall knowingly violate the provi-
sions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall pay a fine
nf not exceeding fie hundred dollars and not less than two hundred dollars:
Prde d,^ That any person or persons who shall knowingly sell for seeding
oe seeds or grain which were imwrted under the provisions of this act
for the purpose of manufacture shall be deemed guilty of a violation of this act.
Approved August 24, 1912.


FIRST


AMENDMENT


THE


FEDERAL SEED


ACT


extract t from the Agricultural apprIog tion act of August 11, 1916 (Public No, 190-

* and, hereafter, the provisos of said set approved August twenty-
fourth .ia teen hundred and twelve shall be applied to seed of vetch and rye-
grass; and, hereafter, when any kind or variety or mixture of th seeds subject
to the provisions of said act of August twenty-fourth, ninetee hundred and
twelve, as hereby amended, shall contain less than sixty-five per centum of live,
pure seed as distinguished from dead seed, chaff, dirt, other seeds, or foreign
matter, such seeds or mixture thereof shall be deemed unfit for seeding pur-
pos within the meaning of ad act approved Augut twenty-fourth, nineteen
hundrd mand twelve, and the importation of such seed or mixture thereof is
prohibited: Proided, hweer, That seed of Kentucky bluegrass and seed of
Canada bluegrass shall not be considered unfit for seeding purposes when they
ntain fifty pe centum or more of live, pure seed.
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SECOND


AMENDMENT


THE


FEDERAL


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ACT


AN ACT To. amend the act entitled "An act to regulate foreign commerce by prohibiting
t1e admission into the United States of certain adulterated grain and seee unfit for
aling purposes," approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for other purposes
(fblie 151-60th Congres).
Be it enacted by the Senae and House of Repre.sntatives of the Urnited
State. of America is Congress asemNled, That section 1 of the act entitled
"An act to regulate foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into the
United States of certain adulterated grain and seeds unfit for seeding purposes,"
approved August 24, as amended, is amended (a) by striking out the


wprcds: "red top" wherever such words appear in such section and
inserting, after the word flax in the second proviso of such section, a
and the words "broomeorn millet, early fortune millet."
Ec. 2. Such act of August 24, 1912, as amended, is amended by ad
the end thereof the following new sections:


commq~
Iding at


"5. (a) On and after the effective date of this subdivision the Importa-
tion into the United States of seeds of alfalfa or red clover, or any mixture of
sed containing 10 per centum or more of th seeds of alfalfa and/or re clover,
is prohibited unless such seeds are colored in such manner and to such extent
as te Secretary o Agriculture may prescribe ad, when practicable, the color
used shall inlete the country or region of origin
"(b) Whenever. tSeet eltre,ter blic hearing, determines
tat seeds of alfalta or red clover from any foreign country or region awe
not adapted for general agricultural use in the United States he shall ub-
lish such deternunation. On and after the expiratioa f ninety days after
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common carrier in respect of any seed transported or delivered for transpor-
tation in the ordinary course of its business as a common carrier.


"(b)
district
found,
tion, if
"(1)
"(2)
(c)
dispose
"(1)
(2)


Any misbranded seed shall be liable to b<
court of the United States for any judic
and to be seized for confiscation by. a proc
such seed is being-
Transported in interstate commerce; or
Held for sale or exchange after having been
If such seed is condemned by the court
d of in the discretion of the court-
By sale; or
By delivery to the owner thereof upon the


proceeded against in the
ial district in which it is
ess of libel for condemna-


so transported.
as misbranded,


it shall


payment of the legal costs


and charges, and the execution and delivery of a good and sufficient bond to
the effect that such seed will not be sold or disposed of in any jurisdiction
contrary to the provisions of this act or the laws of such jurisdiction; or
(3) By destruction.
(d) If such seed is disposed of by sale, the proceeds of the sale, less
the legal costs and charges, shall be paid in to the Treasury as miscellaneous
receipts.
(e) Proceedings in such libel cases shall conform, as nearly as may be,
to suits in rem in admiralty, except that either party may demand trial by
jury on any issue of fact if the value in controversy exceeds $20; and facts
so tried shall not be reexamined other than in accordance with the rules of
the common law. All such proceedings shall be at the suit and in the name
of the United States. The Supreme Court of the United States and, under
its direction, other courts of the United States are authorized to prescribe
rules regulating such proceedings in any particular not provided by law.
(f) As used in this section-
(1) The term 'person' means individual, partnership, corporation, or
association;
"(2) The term 'interstate commerce' means commerce between any State,
Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, and any other State,
Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia; or between points within
the same State, Territory, or possession, or the District of Columbia, but
through any place outside thereof; or within any Territory or possession, or
the District of Columbia; and
"(3) The term 'district court of the United States' includes any court
exercising the powers of a district court of the United States.
"(g) For the purposes of this section, seed shall be held to be misbranded
If--
"(1) The container thereof, or the invoice relating thereto, or any advertis-
ing pertaining thereto, bears or contains any statement, design, or device that


is false
"(2)
and the
S"(3)


and fraudulent; or
If such seed is required to be colored, under the provisions of section 5
regulations issued thereunder, and is not so colored; or
If such seed is colored in imitation of seed required to be colored under


the provisions of section
"(h) The Secretary of
as may be necessary for
"(i) This section sha
amendatory act; but no
violation of this section <
Approved April 26, 19!


5 and the regulations issued thereunder.
Agriculture is authorized to prescribe such reg
carrying out the provisions of this section.
11 take effect upon the date of the passage
penalty or condemnation shall be enforced
occurring within thirty days after such date."
26.


gulations

of this
for any


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SERVICE


AND REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


- Now, there
gress of April
act to regulate
the United St
seeding purpo
other purpose
quired thereby


ore, under the authority conferred by the act of Con-
26, 1926, being an "Act to amend the act entitled 'An
e foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into
;ates of certain adulterated grain and seeds unfit for
ses,' approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for
s," and having duly given the public hearing as re-
y, I do hereby publish this fact.
Done at the city of Washington, this 3d day of June,
1926.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States
Department of Agriculture.
W. M. JRDINIE,
Secretary of Agriculture.


No. 2.-Alfalfa Seed Grow in Turkestan Not Adapted for General Agricul-
tural Use in the United States
(Effective on and after September 95, 1926)
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.
I, William M. Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture, after a public
hearing held in accordance with the provIsion of the act of April
26, 1926, being an "Act to amend the act entitled 'An act to regulate
foreign commerce by prohibiting the admission into the United
States of certain adulterated grain and seeds unfit for seeding pur-
poses,' approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for other pur-
poses," have determined that seed of alfalfa grown in the region
generally known as Turkestan, comprising both Chinese Turkestan
and the area formerly known as Russian Turkestan,5 is not adapted
for general agricultural use in the United States, and hereby publish
this determination.
Done at the city of Washington, this 26th day of
June, 1926.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States
Department of Agriculture.
W. Mi. JARDINE,
Secretary of Agriculture.


No. 3.--Alfalfa Seed Grown in Africa Not Adapted for General Agricultural
Use in the United States
(Effective on and after September 25, 1926)


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poses,' approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for other ppr-
poses," have determined that seed of alfalfa grown in t ri s t-
adapted for general agricultural use in the United State, adher
publish this determination.


Done


city


of Washington,


thues ,fitbs dlBtsge


June, 1926.
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