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Seed Rule Revisions Seek Public Comment

The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is updating the rules covering agricultural and vegetable seeds and will be holding a public hearing in Madison on October 13 on the proposed revisions. DATCP has announced that the revised seed rules will cover: 1) creation of new seed labeling rules, 2) updated standards for inspection, sampling, testing, and seed germination, 3) prohibition and restriction of noxious weed seeds, and 4) incorporates new fees for seed labeler licenses. The public hearing in Madison will take place at DATCP’s headquarters located at 2811 Agricultural Drive in Madison from 9-11:00 A.M. The public can also submit comments online before October 27 by e-mailing Mr. Greg Helmbrecht at greg.helmbrecht@wisconsin.gov . To view the proposed changes, click the link above and search for “ATCP 20.”