Plant import perspective

James Waddick
Fri, 08 Nov 2013 07:09:05 PST
Dear Friends,

	Although we may all complain and mutter about our problems with small lots of seeds, permits etc. I think it is actually amazing that we are able to get anything through the complexities of tyne system. 

	I am enclosing the complete article about the newly enlarged Atlanta GA Plant Inspection Station, but the following excerpt is worth pointing out.

	"The Atlanta Plant Inspection Station, established in 2005, is one of 16 such facilities located at major ports of entry across the United States. It is currently the nation’s second-busiest point of entry (behind Miami) for foreign-grown flowers, ornamental shrubs, and other plant material.  Since 2005, plant cargo into Atlanta has increased from fewer than 4 million plant imports to more than 200 million plants.”

	This is 1 of 16 stations across the US and it handles 200 million plant imports. Add all 16 stations and our micro-minute seed and plant imports seem impossible.

	Here’s the full story…

	and a list of stations here…		be sure to click ‘more’ for the full list.

	Don’t worry, be happy.		Jim W. 	

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