Seed Program

Information concerning unsolicited seeds can be found here.

 

This program provides for the sampling, analysis and testing of seeds sold in the state. The purpose of the inspection and analysis is to ensure seed purchasers are receiving a product that’s germination rate and purity are as stated on the label. This program also provides for the tracking of genetically engineered and treated seeds distributed in Vermont.

 

Seed Labels
Per Vermont Statute, all seeds sold in the state of Vermont, must have a label or tag on all containers. For further information on label requirements please review our Seed Label Requirements.

 

Seed Reports

Tonnage is due on an annual basis. You will receive a copy of the tonnage report form with your seed dealer renewal. Tonnage is due no later than February 15th. If you have misplaced your tonnage report form you can download a blank seed tonnage form.

For agricultural seeds distributed in Vermont, an annual report must be filed with the Vermont Agency of Agriculture regarding the quantity of treated and untreated seeds. This report is due no later than February 15thYou can download a blank copy of the Agricultural Treated Seed Form.

Seeds that have been genetically engineered must be reported to the Vermont Agency of Agriculture on an annual basis. You will receive a copy of the genetically engineered seed report form with your seed dealer renewal. If you do not sell genetically engineered seeds, simply check the corresponding box on the form.  This report is due no later than February 15th. If you have misplaced your form, you can download a copy of the blank genetically engineered seed report form.

 

Seed Fees

Seed dealers are required to register with the Agency. The annual registration fee is $85. Seed tonnage fees are also required. The fee is $10 per ton for seeds sold in containers greater than 10 pounds.  

 

Seed Dealer Application

The Application for Registration of Seeds is used to register manufacturers or processors that distribute seeds in the state of Vermont. Please use this application for new registration only. In November each year we generate a computerized renewal form that will be mailed to you. Please do not use this application to renew your registration.

Seed Application.pdf

 

Resources

If you have questions call 802-828-5050 or email Lisa.Fantelli@Vermont.gov

 

Related Seed Rules and Regulations

6 VSA Chapter 35 - Vermont Seed Laws

Vermont Seed Rule

Contact Information

Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets

116 State Street
Montpelier, Vt 05620-2901
802.828.2430

 

Program Contacts

  • Media Inquiries                      802.622.4662
  • Licensing & Registration        802.828.2436
  • Business Development          802.828.1619
  • Feed, Seed, Fertilizer & Lime  802.828.5050
  • Working Lands                    802.622.4477
  • Public Health & Resource Management                802.828.2431
  • Laboratory                                  802.585.6073
  • Animal Health                        802.828.2421
  • Dairy                              802.828.2433
  • Consumer Protection / Weights & Measures                           802.828.2433
  • Produce Program                  802.522.7811
  • Meat Inspection                    802.828.2426
  • Water Quality                               802.828.2431
    • Grants                                  802.622.4098
    • Enforcement                                802.828.2431
    • Reports                                      802.272.0323
    • BMP's                                      802.828.3474
  • Act 250                          802.828.2431 
  • Pesticide                        802.828.2431