Unsolicited Seed

Update: USDA Provides Information on Where to Send Unsolicited Seeds

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us



Broomfield, Colo. - Following numerous reports in Colorado and nationwide of unsolicited seed mailings, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released state-specific guidance on how and where to send the seeds.
Instructions for mailing seed packets to USDA:

Ag Department Asking for Reports of Unsolicited Seeds Received via Mail

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 27, 2020
Contact: Mary Peck, 720-428-0441, mary.peck@state.co.us


Broomfield, Colo. - The Colorado Department of Agriculture has received numerous reports from across the state of people receiving unsolicited packages of seeds in the mail that appear to have originated from China and other countries and labeled as containing jewelry or other items. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock.