AMS Releases Market Monitoring Program FAQ Document

  • On January 26, 2022

USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service’s (AMS) Seed Regulatory & Testing Division (SRTD, also known as the Federal Seed Office, has prepared an FAQ document to detail its Market Monitoring Program (MMP). The program is designed for label compliance in states without existing seed regulatory programs. The Federal Seed Office is charged with ensuring seed-label compliance; this is mainly accomplished in cooperation with the state seed-control programs. However, the MMP fills the gaps for those states without a regulatory agency. Note that this memo does not reflect a change of any sort in enforcement of the federal seed labeling law.