Unsolicited Seeds from Foreign Countries Impacting Oklahomans

July 28, 2020, Oklahoma City – The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry has received numerous reports from Oklahoman’s stating they have received unsolicited seeds from foreign countries. These seeds are sent in packages usually stating the contents are jewelry. This act is known as agriculture smuggling. Although these items appear to be harmless, there is a potential of hidden threats in these seeds that could seriously threaten U.S. agriculture and natural resources. Unsolicited seeds could be invasive, introduce diseases to local plants, or be harmful to livestock. If you receive a package of these seeds that you did…

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