possible change in importation rules (NAPPRA) now Kudzu

penstemon penstemon@Q.com
Tue, 24 May 2016 22:41:54 PDT
>So I’m pretty sure that elsewhere in all those Congressional laws are sections that are meant to guide how the USDA goes about using the unlimited authority they were given with respect to plant or seed importation.
I don’t think so. “Unlimited authority” means just that. 

>However, there is no policeman other than Congress to stop them on those occasions when they choose to ignore these other provisions.

It was APHIS who agreed to modify their restrictions on seed imports. Members of Congress probably could not care less about such things. Well, okay, not “probably”; “absolutely definitely” would be more realistic. 

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado, USA
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