SB 0485 Updates and provides clarification to Missouri Seed Law
LR Number:S2031.01I Fiscal Note:2031-01
Committee:Agriculture, Conservation, Parks & Tourism
Last Action:04/14/99 - Hearing Conducted S Agriculture, Conservation, Parks Journal page:
& Tourism Committee
Effective Date:August 28, 1999
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Current Bill Summary

SB 485 - This act updates and provides clarification to Missouri Seed Law. Several new definitions have been added to account for new processes and technologies. The categories of permits for selling seed have been reduced from five to four.

The act also provides updated instructions for labeling of contents including but not limited to:

(1) Accepted tolerances for noxious weeds; (2) Germination percentages; (3) Coating weights; (4) Innoculants; and (5) Hybrid varieties.

An exemption is created for farmer producers selling unlabeled agricultural, lawn, or vegetable seed produced by the farmer.