plant regulation.

J.E. Shields
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 17:29:34 PDT
Hi all,

We have until October to submit comments.  Mike's comments seem very well 
considered.  I will be happy to forward other useful comments posted here 
to Joyce Fingerut, who headed a consortium of plant societies in 
negotiating the creation of the Small Lots of Seeds plant import permit. 
Joyce is very knowledgeable on this subject, and has good contacts with 
USDA/APHIS.  She will be a huge help in getting a good solution to this issue.

It need not be all a "Bad Thing" one way or the other.  There are still 
some areas of information unknown but likely relevant to the program, and 
input from as many knowledgeable plant people as possible will help Joyce 
and others achieve a mutually acceptable and useful result.

Jim Shields

Jim Shields             USDA Zone 5             Shields Gardens, Ltd.
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