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USDA: Don't open seed packages from China


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Featured USDA: Don't open seed packages from China

USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is aware that people across the country have received unsolicited packages of seed from China in recent days. APHIS is working closely with the Department of Homeland Security's Customs and Border Protection and State departments of agriculture to prevent the unlawful entry of prohibited seeds and protect U.S. agriculture from invasive pests and noxious weeds.



Anyone who receives an unsolicited package of seeds from China should immediately contact their State plant regulatory official or APHIS State plant health director. Please hold onto the seeds and packaging, including the mailing label, until someone from your State department of agriculture or APHIS contacts you with further instructions. Do not plant seeds from unknown origins.



People with questions can also call 844-820-2234 from Monday-Friday - 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Last modified onTuesday, 28 July 2020 14:25
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