Proposal to amend regulations governing plant importation
Fri, 11 Mar 2005 15:24:48 PST
In a message dated 3/11/2005 11:02:25 AM Central Standard Time, Lee Poulsen <>  writes:

> Some of you may be interested in submitting comments on this latest  
> USDA/APHIS proposal to restrict plant imports into the U.S. They want  
> to create what is known as a white list similar to what Australia and  
> New Zealand use. 


Thanks a lot Lee.  It is hard to keep up with changes in government 
regulations and I do like to comment.  Who knows what government agencies do with the 
comments--probably some agencies actually bother to think about the comments, 
whereas other agencies probably give them short shrift.  

APHIS is a wonderful agency in many ways, but I think they do make mistakes 
and I've never observed them to reduce rules over the years.  I do think they 
are now trying to undo the havoc they recently wrought--but will they undo 
problems or simply make more.  However, I must commend them on the ease of 
obtaining a permit for seed import--but at the same time I castigate them for making 
the process so hard to figure out for the typical gardener.  


Conroe Joe
Sunny here, very nice, relative humidity is quite low of us at 16%,  cool 
night forecast--about 45 F.  

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