Market Access Certification and Inspection

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) is responsible for regulating the sale and labeling of agricultural and vegetable seed sold, offered for sale, or transported within Oregon. The program also examines the records of wholesale seed companies to ensure compliance with Oregon and federal seed laws. 

The program additionally provides for sampling and testing of seed sold at the retail level to ensure compliance with Oregon's seed law. Tests are conducted to check for proper germination, weed seed content, and other factors important to Oregon consumers. 

Retail seed dealer license

  • A retail seed dealer license is required for any person who offers or sells agricultural or vegetable seed directly to the consumer or user
  • Fee: $40​.00

Wholesale seed dealer license

  • A wholesale seed dealer license is required for any person who sells, offers, or holds for sale, agricultural or vegetable seed to the following:
    • Retailers
    • Distributors
    • Brokers
    • Other wholesalers for resale
  • Fee: $5​00.00

​Resources

Oregon Department of Agriculture Administrative Rules

Law or rule

Retail Seed Dealer License

Retail Seed Dealer License application form Document

USDA Seed Regulatory and Testing Programs

Website

Wholesale Seed Dealer License application form

Document

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​​Contact

Commodity Inspection
635 Capitol St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4620
Fax: 503-986-4737
Operations Manager
Commodity Inspection
635 Capitol St NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-986-4557
Fax: 503-986-4737
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