Idaho Seed Law

Text of the Idaho Seed Law

TITLE 22, CHAPTER 4

Excerpts from the law

22-414. DEFINITIONS.

When used in this act:

(22) "Producer" means any person who is the owner, tenant or operator of land who has an interest in and receives all or part of the proceeds from the sale of seeds produced on that land.

(24) "Seed dealer" means any person that lets it be known by any means or manner that he has seed offered for sale.

22-415. LABEL REQUIREMENTS -- AGRICULTURAL, VEGETABLE, FLOWER, TREE AND SHRUB SEEDS.

Before each container of seed is sold, offered for sale, exposed for sale, or delivered under a contract within this state for sowing purposes, it shall bear thereon or have attached thereto in a conspicuous place a plainly written or printed label or tag in the English language, giving the following information...

22-417. EXEMPTIONS.

(1) The provisions of sections 22-415 and 22-416, Idaho Code, shall not apply:

(a)  To seed or grain not intended for sowing purposes. 

(b)  To seed in storage in, or consigned to, a seed cleaning or processing establishment for cleaning or processing; provided, that any labeling or other representation which may be made with respect to the uncleaned or unprocessed seed shall be subject to this chapter. 

(2)  No person shall be subject to the penalties of this chapter for having sold or offered for sale any seeds which were incorrectly labeled or misrepresented as to kind, variety, type, or origin and elevation, when the seeds cannot be differentiated by examination, unless he has failed to obtain reasonable documentation as an invoice, grower’s declaration or other labeling to verify the contents.