Seed Services Program


The Seed Services Program helps to protect seed consumers by ensuring that seeds sold in California are labeled properly and are not a source of noxious weeds. Having an orderly marketplace for seed is essential for the success of California's agricultural industry. 

The Glenn County Department of Agriculture works in cooperation with the California Department of Food & Agriculture (CDFA) and the California Crop Improvement Association (CCIA) to provide Seed Law Enforcement. We accomplish this through:

  • Inspecting all seed coming into California from out-of-state for quarantine compliance through Border Inspection Reports 
  • Investigating seed complaints and assisting to resolve buyer/seller disputes through mediation 
  • Testing of seed for labeling compliance
  • Seed certification, through which agricultural and vegetable seed of superior varieties are grown, processed, and distributed 
  • Testing for seed purity and germination through sampling
  • Working to prevent the transmission of noxious weed seeds through seed products
  • Assisting CCIA in the accreditation process for seed conditioning facilities

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