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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry.
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S.R.A.--B.P.I. 1 (Apr. 1914)-
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S. R. A.-B. P


Issued February


1931


.United


States


BUREAU


Department


OF PLAiINDU


Agri ture

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REGULATIONS


REGULATORY


UNDER


ANOUNCEMENTS NO.


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Joint regulations (fourth revision) of the Secretary ofthe r uy and the Secretar t culture
e Federal seed act..-...------. --..... ....--.---- -.-. e a-,,__.. :_a-,-- ------------- _..
First amendment to the Federal seed act -...-.- -. -- -- --.. .-...-- -- .. _.
Second amendm eMt to the Federal seed act- --- .............. _. .........- ......... ... a-....._
Notices issued toler section'5 of the Federal seed~act:
No.t.--BedRover seed grown in Italy not adapted for goe al agricultural use the United
"' tates "
4 t es --- .- -------- ------- ------- --- ---- --- --- -- --- --- I- --- -- -- ------ a --- -- -------
i, N 2.-Alfafa seed grown in Turkestan not adapted or general ainitural use t ted
i -t a ates- --- -- --- -------------- a a ,- ------ ---------------------a- --
S- --AMarIa seed grown in Africa not adapted for general agriultfse in the Unid Sttes
t 4.e-Alfalfa seed grown in South America not adapted for general agricultural use in the
S----ed St--ates. ..-......... ..- .. -...-- -- ---..... ... -- ..... ..... .... ...


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JOINT REGULATIONS (FOURTH REVISION) OF THE SECRETARY OF
THE TREASURY AND THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE UNDER


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THE FEDERAL SEED ACT (FORMERLY DESIGNATED "THE SEED
IMPORTATION ACT "), APPROVED AUGUST 24, 1912, AS AMENDED
AUGUST 11, 1916, AS AMENDED APRIL 26, 1926'


was amended Augut 11, 1916,


by adding ryegrass and vetch to the seeds subject to the act and by prohibiting
the entry of seed containing less than a specified percentage of lie, pure seed,
and on Anril 26. 1926. by requiring the coloring of seeds of alfalfa and red


clover, eliminating redtop, adding
to the second proviso of section 1,


ne millet


commerce any kind of seed which is misbranded.
The regulations of the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Agri-
culture, issued as Treasury Decision No. 41724, July 30, 1926, as amended, are
hereby amended to read as follows:


atKI o t -Shwt Title of the Act
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The act


" To regulate


foreign


commerce by prohibiting


the admission into


the United States of certain adulterated grain and seeds t for feeding
purposes," approved August 24, 1912, as amended August 11, 1916, and April
26. 1926, shall be known and referred to as "The Federal seed at,.


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Dodder.-The term "dodder includes all species of Cuscuta.
Millet.-The term "millet" includes only:


Chaetochloa italica (Setaria italica) .....---.. .Hungarian or German millet.
Panicum miliaceum__ ..__ b-- .broomcorn millet.


(d) Rape.-The term "rape" included
sica napus, commonly grown as forage.
(e) Ryegrass.-The term "ryegrass"
of Lolium.
(f) Sorghum.-The term "sorghum"
of Holeus sorghum (Sorghum vulgare).


(g)
grain
(h)
spring


vetch).
(i) Weeds.---The following


Abutilon theophrasti


s only the winter rape forms of Bra-


includes


only


includes only


cultivated


species


the saccharine varieties


lonsaceharilne

(common or,
(Hungarian


Achillea .... .... -.. ------ .a- a -.---. yarrow.
Agropyron repens- -...... ..... ..---- --.- .. quack grass.
Agrostemma githago (Lychnis githago)-- -- -.corn cockle.
Allium vineale..-- -- ...--- -- field garlic.
Alsine (Stellaria) -.-----.--. ----- ------- -- chickweed.
rAmaranthus ----- --------.... --.. -amaranth.
Ambrosia_- --.-- ---- a -- --.- .-- .ragweed.
Anagallis arvensis---- -.--.--- -...------- pimpernel.
Anthemis ........----- -.----.-- -- --- -- mayweed, camomile.
Anthyllis vulneraria.-- .------- .- --...... _kidney vetch.
Apargia autumnalis (Leontodon autumnale) --.-.fall dandelion.
Atriplex .- --. -. --- ... ---------- saltbush.
Avena fatua--------- .-.-a-...-----...----- -" .-.---- -"wild oats.
Avena fatua glabrescens- -..------- ---J .
Axyris amaranthoides ..----- a a a a --- --- ----
Berteroa incana (Alyssum incanum) ...... .aahoary alyssum.
Brassica .-- .-- ------.---- ....-. ------mustard.
Except B. napus (winter rape).
Bromus hordeaceus ... -a-----... ------- ----
Bromus racemosus--- ..-.. ------------- -- chess.
Bromus secalinus.-..---- --------- a..---.a--
Bromus tectorum ..- ----------------------- --
Bursa bursa-pastoris (Capsella bursa-pastoris) __ shepherd's-purse.
Camelina_.. ------------------ ---- --- false flax.
Campe (Barbarea)--- ....- --------- ------- wintercress.
Carex. --- -- ---- ----- --- ----- ---sedge.
Centaurea- .... --- -------------- -------- ---- star thistle; cornflower.
Cerastium ......- ------ ---- -.-.- _mouse-ear chickweed.
rsum..------------------------ ----a smIlUs-ercilvel
Chaetochloa lutescens (Setaria glauca)--- ---.....yellow foxtail.
Chaetochloa viridis (Setaria viridis) _._._._ .green foxtail.
Cheirinia (Erysium) ---.---- -------.-- --. .blistercress.
Chenopodium ---- --- -- -- -- ------ alamb's-quarters.
um leucanthemum_ ---------oxeye daisy.
aCus_ __ ___ ---- --.. chicory.


Kafir coorn.-The term "kafir corn includes only the r
varieties of Holcus sorghum (Sorghum vuigare).
Vetch.-The term "vetch" includes only Vicia sativa
vetch), Viola villosa (hairy vetch), and Vicia pannonica


plants only are considered weeds:


(A. avicennae) ...--- ---.....velvet leaf.


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Geraniuna ..--.-....-_...- ..-........... .... crane's-bill.
Grindelia squarrosa ..-----.--_-- -___._._-gum plant.
Hedysarum coronarium .. ----------sulla.
Helianthus--------- .- .--__------ ___- sunflower.
Hibiscus trionum--- ------ ------ -,flower-of-an-hour.
Hieracium ------------_-- ------. ____ hawkweed.
Holcus halepensis (Sorghum haIepense )---_-- Johnson grass.
Hypochaeris radicata-----_-- --- cats-ear.
Iporoea-O .--- ---------- --.------------ .mornhing-glory.
Iva ------ ---------_---- _-_-_____-- marsh elder.
Juncus-----.--- -- -- -------__-rush.
Lappula echinata (Echinospermum lappula) tc-lseewl
Lappula texana (Echinospermum redowskii)J
Leontodon taraxacum (Taraxacum officinale) ..-- dandelion.
Leonurus cardiac -- ____ common motherwort.
Lepidium ---____ -_---.____-.._____--__-_-.peppergrass.
Li aria -----_ __ a -.. toadflax.
Lithospermum arvense .-.-.. --- __-. corn gromwell.
Lolium temulentum__.-_______-____----_ darnel.


Lotus ....---- a _a trefoil.
Lychnis ._-.-...........-.--........._--- campion.
Madia sativa .-- a a _- -. tarweed.
Matricaria inodora----- .....-false camomile.
Medicago arabica (M. maculata) ---------.spotted bur clover.
Medicago hispida denticulata (M. denticulata) .toothed bur clover.
Medicago lupulina ..-.. _______black, medick, yellow
Melilotus .-.... --....----- "-_ -----.-- ..sweetelover.
Molinia coerulea .-- ----- -------._ -------
Nepeta cataria .......-------.--------.------- catnip.
Neslia paniculata& -.-.- ----------. ----- ball mustard.
Norta (Sisymbrium)- .............-.-.---. tumble mustard.
Notholeus (Holcus) lanatus ---------- ------- .velvet grass.
Oenothera biennis- ---------- ---- evening primrose.
Panicum ---
Except P. miliaceum.
Phalaris --------------------.------
Except P. canariensis.
Picris ___________ ___-oxtongue.
Plantago --------- -------------- --- buckhorn ; plantain.
Polygo num ...-_-- --..mknotweed; cornbind;
weed; lady's-thurm
Portulaca oleracea ---------------------.. --------. purslane.
Potentilla -- --------------.- cinquefoil.
Prunella vulgaris ---------------- selfheal.
Ranun cuIus ---------.------ -.buttercup.
Raphanus raphanistrum- w----- --- --.wild radish.
Rosa --------------------- rose.
Rudbeckia hirta ----- ----- ----- --brown-eyed-susan.
Rumex ------ -_ -_- ---- -----dock ; sorrel.
Salsola-...--- ------ ------- -------- -- Russian thistle.
Sanguisorba ------------ -------- -- burnet.
Saponaria vaccaria__ -- --cow herb.
Sherardia arvensis -------------- ------ .field madder.


trefoil.


; smart-
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BUREAU


OF PLANT


INDUSTRY


3.-Sampling


The collector of customs shall draw and forward for examination,


out specific request from the Bureau of Plant Industry


ment of Agriculture, samples of all seeds of alfalfa, Canadian bluegrass, Ken-


bromegrass, millet,


orchard grass


clover, meadow fescue, and vetch when entered for consumn-


tion, whether or not a consular invoice is presented on the entry thereof.


shipments of barley,


ghum, flax, broomcorn millet, Early


buckwheat, field


corn,


Fortune millet, oats, rye, and wheat shall


be drawn and forwarded only when the Bureau of Plant Industry shall make
specific request for such samples.

Regulation 4.-Drawing Samples

(a) When a shipment consists of a single lot of five sacks or less, each sack
shall be sampled.
(b) When a shipment consists of a single lot of more than five sacks, every
fifth sack, but not less than five sacks, shall be sampled.
(c) When a shipment consists of several lots, each lot shall be sampled as
provided in a and b of this regulation.
(d) On request additional samples shall be drawn.
(e) The seed from the sacks sampled shall be made into a composite sample
of not less than 1 pint.


Each 200 sacks shall be represented by


a composite sample.


NoT..r-Delays in sampling shipments considerably in excess of 200 bags will be greatly
reduced if importers will arrange with their foreign shippers to subdivide these lots and
mark them so that each 200 sacks shall bear a distinctive shipping mark.


Recleaned seeds shall be sampled as provided in paragraphs a, b, c, d, e,


of this


regulation,


the weight of the


recleaned seed


stated


on the


sample.
(h) Samples shall be taken from each sack of screenings or refuse resulting


from cleaning in bond of seeds


The sample from


separate container,


which


imported subject to the act.


each sack of cleaning or refuse shall be placed in a


shall be marked


the weight of the screenings


contained in the sack from which it was taken in addition to other identifying
marks.


Accompanliyin


the following


the composite


information :


samples


shall


a statement


containing


Port of
Date of
Invoiced


entry -^
entry *i -- ___ _____ __-


at ---. ^ -_ -.


Entry 1
Invoice


ind of seed---__- ------__--- -_-_--- ______
Consignor---_-_--___----- ----_____---------------------- -----_-_ -_


Address
Entered
Ultimate
Address


o0


by .


o


--- -__*----:. ------II-----__--------.---------- -----------
-^---<_-- *-- *- ---------^----------------^ ----


f consignee- ------- -------.-_--- ---------_--___-_----_- _- -__ --


Quantity of each lot by weight--
Price --, ----- ---- -


Distinguishing


Steamer


Value.-r .- r-- ....... .....--


mark -- .. -.. .


or car- .... --- .-- -....... .-.-- -_ .. ___


Evidence as to the country in which seed of alfalfa and/or red clover was grown.


Roirii lation t-S-n..inanlela


WhFere ent


Regulation


tUCKy bluegrass,
ryegrass, timothy


awnless


Samples of


United States Denart-


with-


cocksfoott)


rape,


a;


kafir corn, sor-


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"B,"


with


consignor.. ----


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SERVICE AND


REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


3. Seed laboratory, Agricultural Experiment Station, Columbia,
ports in the States of Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, North Dakota, South
Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, Colorado, Texas, and New Mexico.
4. Seed laboratory, Agricultural College, Corvalls, Oreg.-All port
States of Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington, and Oregon.
5. Seed laboratory, California State Department of Agriculture, Sac
Calif.-All ports in the States of California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, ai
tory of Hawaii.


Mo.-All
Dakota,

s in the


ramento,
id Terri-


Regulation 6.-Notice to Consignee


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


be given when
emainder of the
au of Plant In-


consignee that
drawn and that
decision of the


Regulation 7.-Examination of Seeds-Delivery in Bond


After samples of
any foreign country
the seed has been foi
within the meaning
tion 8: Provided, ho
shipments which hav
to the invoice value
tioned upon the reti
when demanded by h
the bond, and such p
as liquidated dama@
part of the seed or a


seed offered for importation into the United States from
have been drawn, such seed shall be admitted only after
mnd to be neither adulterated nor unfit for seeding purposes
of the act and to have been colored as required by regula-
wever, That collectors of customs may deliver to consignee
re been sampled, on the execution of a bond in a sum equal
of the seed, together with the duty thereon, if any, condi-
irn of the shipments, or any part thereof, to the collector
rim for any reason. An amount equal to the sum named in
art of the duty, if any, as may be payable, will be collected
ges for failure to return to the collector on demand any
Lny part of the cleaning or refuse from the seed.


Regulation


8.--Kinds


Proportion


Seeds


to be


Colored


(a) Except as provided in paragraph c or 4 of this regulation, the importa-
tion into the United States of seeds of alfalfa or red clover, or any mixture of
seeds containing 10 per cent or more of the seeds of alfalfa and/or red clover, is
prohibited, unless at least 1 per cent of the seeds in each container is stained
with the color required by paragraph b of this regulation.
(b) Except as provided in paragraph o or d of this regulation, the seeds of
alfalfa or red clover and any mixture of seeds containing 10 per cent or more
of the seeds of alfalfa and/or red clover grown in Canada shall be colored
iridescent violet, and such seeds grown in any other country or region shall be
colored green.
(c) Whenever the Secretary of Agriculture, after a public hearing, deter-
mines that seed of alfalfa or red clover from any foreign country or region
is not adapted for general agricultural use in the United States, he shall publish
such determination, and on and after the expiration of 90 days after the date
of such publication and until such determination is revoked the importation
into the United States of any such seeds or of any mixture of seeds containing
10 ner cent or more of a~nh sfids of alfalfa and/or red clover is prohibited.








BUREATTU


Regulation 10.--Coloring Seeds


Under Supervision


(a) Seed required to be colored under regulation 8 may be colored at the
expense of the importer under the supervision of a representative of the Bu-
reau of Plant Industry, or of a customs officer, when the collector of customs
is notified that such supervision by the Bureau of Plant Industry is imprac-
ticable.
(b) Seed claimed by the importer to have been colored, and upon sampling
found not to be colored as required by regulation 8, at the option of the im-
porter may be colored as provided in paragraph a, or the shipment may be
bulked and thoroughly mixed by the importer and resampled.
(c) No seed shall be colored by the importer until notice of the color to
be applied has been given by the Bureau of Plant Industry.


Regulation 11.-Evidence as to Country


or Region


Where Seed Was Grown


(a) A certificate, attached to the consular invoice, of the properly author-
ized official of the foreign country in which the seed was grown, to the effect
that the seed of alfalfa or the seed of red clover or any mixture of seeds con-
taining 10 per cent or more of the seed of alfalfa and/or red clover was grown
in that country, will be regarded as prima facie evidence of such fact. This
certificate shall be in the following form:


Foreign


OfFlotul


Seed


Clertificate


city ...........--__


-[-I "I--- m em
(Name of official)
seed of alfalfa
seed of red clover
mixtures containing 10 per cent
invoice No. ... to which thi
country.


r m eanln ma a.


country-- --.-- ... _, date.......... -
..-----------, hereby certify that the


(Official title)


or more of either or both seeds described in consular
s certificate is attached, was grown in the above-named


(Name of official)
(Official title)


(b) A declaration of the shipper attached to the consular invoice stating
the country in which the seed of alfalfa or the seed of red clover or any mix-
ture of seeds containing 10 per cent or more of the seed of alfalfa and/or red
clover was grown will be regarded as prima face evidence of such fact. The
form of declaration shall be as follows:


Form No.


-Consuklci


Declaration of shipper of seed of alfalfa or red clover or mixtures of seed containing,
10 per cent or more of either or both of such seeds. Regarding shipment covered by
consular invoice No. ....... Certified at ............... .., on -- ..
... ......- -, 19 -- -.
I, the undersigned, -----.------a--- .-- .--, the ... .... ------- --- ---- --..---
(Name) (Seller or owner or agent of
seller or owner)
of the seed mentioned and described in the accompanying consular invoice, certify that
the seed ws all grown in ..--.... ....... ............-- --... -..... -- -


C- ~- l--- 3 II 'I- rI-- -- --- -IIII -~~r --I~lI I~l ~ll- l- -lr r-, r- ----- -ia----- ----
(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)
andl wna ornnrtpd fnrm n.l p.ntiapnp tn ........ ....


OF PLANT INDUSTRY


Place .....-n .--.- .
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ANNOUNCEMENTS


Regulation


12.-Conditions for


Release,


Recleaning,


Coloring


If the Bureau of Plant Industry sh
have been found to comply with the p
no longer detain the shipment under t
regulation 7 shall be canceled; but if tl
with the provisions of the act, the coll
and/or reclean the seeds under the
expense of the importer, in accordance


all inform the collector that the seeds
provisions of the act, the collector shall
he act, and the bond given pursuant to
he seeds have been found not to comply
ector may permit the importer to color
bond required by regulation 7 at the
with regulations 4, 13, and 14.


Regulation 13.-Exportation


If the Bureau
of the recleaned
reclean and/or co
has found not to
these regulations,
it to be exported
Industry of such


of Plant Industry shall inform tl
seeds is not satisfactory, or if tl
lor any shipment of seeds which tl
comply with the provisions of thi
the collector shall refuse delivery
under customs supervision and
disposition.


he collector that the sample
he importer shall decline to
he Bureau of Plant Industry
e act or the requirements of
of the shipment and require
notify the Bureau of Plant


Regulation 14.-Disposition of Refuse from Recleaning


1. If the Bureau of Plant Industry shall inform
the requirements of regulations 4 and/or 12 have 1
may be released to the owner or consignee only on
(a) The screenings and all other refuse shall
customs supervision; or
(b) The screenings and all other refuse shall ha
treated under customs supervision so as to rende
incapable of germination and the whole impossi'
poses; or


the collector of customs that
been complied with, the seeds
condition that-
have been destroyed under

ive been ground or otherwise
r all seeds contained therein
ble of sale for seeding pur-


(c) The screenings and all other refuse shall have been sacked,
sealed, and tagged for identification under customs supervision and
for later destruction or further recleaning, subject to the conditions of
given pursuant to regulation 7 to secure return of the shipment.
2. The screenings and all other refuse retained in accordance with me
of this regulation may be recleaned at any time within 12 months from
of the entry of the shipment. Unless recleaned within the said peri
months said screenings or other refuse shall be destroyed under
supervision.
3. The exportation of screenings, refuse, and other material remoi
seeds prohibited entry under the Federal seed act is prohibited, unless t
shipment including recleaned seed, screenings, refuse, and other ma
exported under customs supervision.


weighed,
retained
the bond

thod 1, o,
the date
od of 12
customs


red from
he entire
Lterial is


Regulation


15.-Mixing


Seed


Prohibited


Mixing any seed with a lot
been found to be in violation
is prohibited, except that in car
Bureau of Plant Industry that
for entry are of substantially
for the purpose of recleaning


or shipment of
of the Federal
ses where it shall
two or more sucl
the same quality:
upon a written


seed offered for entry which has
seed act or of these regulations
I appear to the satisfaction of the
i lots or shipments of seed offered
y and origin, they may be mixed
permit of the Bureau of Plant


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BUREAU


OF PLANT INDUSTRY


Regulation 18.-Failure to Export


Should the importer fail to export within 12 months
refusal of delivery any seeds the delivery of which has
these regulations, the collector shall report the facts to tl
Treasury and to the United States district attorney.


from


the date


been refused
he Secretary


i


under
of the


Regulation 19.-Report of Violation


The collector of customs shall report to the Secretary
to the United States district attorney any violation of
which may come to his knowledge.


Regulation 20.-Request for


of the Treasury
the Federal seed


Review


Requests for review of the findings of the Bureau of Plant Industry should
be addressed to the Director of Regulatory Work, United States Department
of Agriculture, Washington, D. C.

Regulation 21.-Forwarding of Samples of All Forage-Plant Seeds

Irrespective of the foregoing regulations, collectors of customs will 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 not specified in regulation 3.


Regulation


22.-Taking


Effect


of Regulations


These regulations shall supersede all previous regulations under the Federal
seed act.


WASHINGTON, D. C., November 19, 1930.


R. W. DUNLAP,
Acting Secretary of Agriculture.
A. W. MELLON,
Secretary of the Treasury.


THE


FEDERAL SEED


ACT


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 Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled, That from and after six months after the passage of
this act the importation into the United States of seeds of alfalfa, barley, Canadian blue-
grass, Kentucky bluegrass, awnless brome-grass, buckwheat, clover, field corn, Kafir corn,
meadow fescue, flax, millet, oats, orchard grass, rape, redtop, rye, sorghum, timothy, and
wheat, or mixtures of seeds containing any of such seeds as one of the principal component
parts, which are adulterated or unfit for seeding purposes under the terms of this act
is hereby prohibited; and the Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Agriculture
shall, jointly or severally, make such rules and regulations as will prevent the importa-
tion of such seeds into the United States: Provided, however, That such seeds may be
delivered to the owner or consignee thereof under 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 of purity specified in this act for admission into the
United States such seed may be released to the owner or" consignee thereof after the









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ANNOUNCEMENTS


of the seed of white and alsike clover, red and alsike clover, or alsik
timothy, shall not be deemed an adulteration under this section.
SE. 3. 3. That seed shall be considered unfit for seeding purposes within
of this act-


clover


the meaning


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.
Second. When any kind or variety of the seeds or any mixture described in section
one of this act contains more than three per centum by weight of seeds of weeds.
SBu. 4. That any person of persons who shall knowingly violate the provisions of
this act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and shall pay a fine of not exceeding
five hundred dollars and not less than two hundred dollars: Provided, That any person
or persons who shall knowingly sell for seeding purposes seeds or grain which were
imported 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 TO


THE


FEDERAL


SEED


ACT


[Extract from the Agricultural appropriation act of August 11, 1916
64th Congress)]


(Public


No. 190-


* and, hereafter, the provisions of said act approved August twenty-fourth, nine-
teen hundred and twelve, shall be applied to seed of vetch and ryegrass; and, hereafter,
when any kind or variety or mixture of the seeds subject to the provisions of said act
of August twenty-fourth, nineteen 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 mixtures thereof shall be deemed
unfit for seeding purposes within the meaning of said act approved August twenty-fourth,
nineteen 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.


SECOND


AMENDMENT TO THE


FEDERAL SEED


ACT


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 purposes," approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for other purposes
(Public No. 151-69th Congress)


Be it enacted by the Senate ant
America in congresss assembled, That
foreign commerce by prohibiting the
terated grain and seeds unfit for s


amended,
appear in
proviso of
SEC. 2.
thereof th
"5. (a)


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Ut


is amended (a) by striking
such section and (b) by
such section, a comma and t


lpouse of
section 1
admission
ceding pu
out the
inserting,
he words


Such act of August 24, 1912, as a
e following new sections:
On and after the effective date of


m4


Representatives of the United States of
of the act entitled "An act to regulate
into the United States of certain adul-
rposes," approved August 24, 1912, as
words red top" wherever such words
after the word "flax" in the second
" broomcorn millet, early fortune millet."
ended, is amended by adding at the end


this subdivision the importation into the


United States of seeds of alfalfa or red clover, or any mixture of seed containing 10 per
centum or more of the seeds of alfalfa and/or red clover, is prohibited unless such seeds
are colored in such manner and to such extent as the Secretary of Agriculture may
prescribe and, when practicable, the color used shall indicate the country or region of
origin.
"(b) Whenever the Secretary of Agriculture, after public hearing, determines that
seeds of alfalfa or red clover from any foreign country or region are not adapted for
general agricultural use in the United States he shall publish such determination. On
and after the expiration of ninety days after the date of such publication and until such
determination is revoked the importation into the United States of any of such seeds,
or of any mixture of seeds containing 10 per centum or more of such seeds of alfalfa
and/or red clover, is prohibited, unless at least 10 per centum of the seeds in each
container is stained a red color, in accordance with such regulations as the Secretary
of Agriculture may prescribe.
"(c) The Secretary of the Treasury and the Secretary of Agriculture shall jointly
prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary to prevent the importation


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such seed will not be sol8
of this act or the laws of
"(3) By destruction.
"(d) If such seed is di
and charges, shall be pail
"(e) Proceedings in su
rem in admiralty, except
fact if the value in contr
other than in accordance
be at the suit and in the
States and, under its di
prescribe rules regulating


"(f) As used
"(1) The tern
"(2) The tern
or possession, or
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or tne
possess
within
"(3)
powers
"(g)
"(1)
training
lent; ol
"(2)
the reg
"(3)
provisi(


d or disposed of in any jurisdiction contrary to the provisions
such jurisdiction; or
sposed of by sale, the proceeds of the sale, less the legal costs
d in to the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
ch libel cases shall conform, as nearly as may be, to suits in
that either party may demand trial by jury on any issue of
oversy exceeds $20; and facts so tried shall not be reexamined
with the rules of the common law. All such proceedings shall
name of the United States. The Supreme Court of the United
reaction, other courts of the United States are authorized to
such proceedings in any particular not provided by law.


in this section-
a 'person' means individual, partnership, corporation, or association;
i' interstate commerce' means commerce between any State, Territory,
the District of Columbia, and any other State, Territory, or possession,
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District or Coiumoia; or between points within tne same state, Territory, or
ion, or the District of Columbia, but through any place outside thereof; or
any Territory or possession, .or the District of Columbia; and
The term 'district court of the United States' includes any court exercising the
of a district court of the United States.
For the purposes of this section, seed shall be held to be misbranded if-
The container thereof, or the invoice relating thereto, or any advertising per-
thereto, bears or contains any statement, design, or device that is false and fraudu-


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"(h) The
be necessary
"(i) This
act; but no
occurring wi


uch seed is required to be colored, under the pro
ans issued thereunder, and is not so colored; or
uch seed is colored in imitation of seed required
f section 5 and the regulations issued thereunder.
Secretary of Agriculture is authorized to prescribe
for carrying out the provisions of this section.
section shall take effect upon the date of the pa:
penalty or condemnation shall be enforced for anxy
thin thirty days after such date."


Approved April 26, 1926.


visions of


section


to be colored


under


such regulations as may
ssage of this amendatory
r violation of this section


NOTICES


ISSUED


UNDER SECTION


5 OF THE


FEDERAL


SEED


ACT


NO. 1.-RED-CLOVER SEED GROWN IN ITALY NOT ADAPTED FOR GENERAL AGRI-
CULTURAL USE IN THE UNITED STATES


(Effective on and after September


UNITED


1926)


STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.


I, William M. Jardine, Secretary of Agriculture, have determined
red clover grown in Italy is not adapted for general agricultu
e United States.


Now, therefore
April 26, 1926, b
foreign commerce
adulterated grain


f


under


the au


1


ing an "Act t(
by prohibiting 1
and seeds unfit
d -


as amenuec
the public
this fact.
Done at
Witness
ment of Ag


thority
o amen
the adi
for see
It


i, ana 10o
hearing


r o
as


r


that seed
al use in


conferred by the act of Congress of
id the act entitled 'An act to regulate
mission into the United States of certain
ding purposes,' approved August 24, 1912,
their purposes," and having duly given
required thereby, I do hereby publish


the city of Washington, this 3d day of June, 1926.
my hand and the seal of the United States Depart-
,riculture.
W. M. JARDINE,


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SERVICE AND


REGULATORY


ANNOUNCEMENTS


other purposes," 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,' 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 Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
W. M. JARDINE,
Secretary of Agriculture.


NO. 8.-ALFALFA SEED GROWN IN AFRICA NOT ADAPTED FOR GENERAL AGRI-
CULTURAL USE IN THE UNITED STATES


(Effective on and after


September


25, 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 purposes,' approved August 24, 1912, as amended, and for other pur-
poses," have determined that seed of alfalfa grown in Africa
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 Depart-
ment of Agriculture.
W. M. JARDINE,
Secretary of Agriculture.


NO. 4.--ALFALFA SEED GROWN IN SOUTH AMERICA NOT ADAPTED FOR GENERAL
AGRICULTURAL USE IN THE UNITED STATES


(Effective on


and after


July 2,


1927)


UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY.


I, William M. Jardine, under authority conferred upon me by the Federal
Seed Act as amended, after a public hearing held in accordance with the pro-
visions of this act, have determined that seed of alfalfa grown in South America
is not adapted for agricultural use in the New England, Middle Atlantic, Middle
Western and Western States but in certain Southern States it is believed that
satisfactory crop yields may be expected, and hereby publish this determination.
In accordance with the provisions of section 5 of the Federal seed act, 90 days
after the date of this determination seed of alfalfa grown in South America
will be prohibited entry unless at least 10 per cent of the seed
in each container is stained an orange-red color.
Done at the city of Washington, this 2d day of April, 1927.
Witness my hand and the seal of the United States Depart-
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