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1970 Plant Variety Protection Act (PVPA) - Legislation enacted to promote the development of new varieties by allowing the variety owner to determine who may sell seed of the variety. Farmers may save seed for their own planting needs and sell that amount to a neighbor, if plans for that variety change. All seed sales must comply with state seed laws. Applies to all varieties protected prior to April 4, 1995.
1994 Amended PVPA - Amendment to the Plant Variety Protection Act that prohibits the sale of any farmer saved seed without the permission of the variety owner. It also extends protection to tuber reproduced plants, varieties essentially derived from the variety, and harvested material of the variety. Seed protected under the 1994 PVPA must be sold by variety name (except for turf, forage, alfalfa & clover). Length of protection was increased to 20 years for most kinds, 25 years for trees, shrubs and vines. Applies to all varieties protected after April 4, 1995.
Title V - an option for protected varieties that allows for the sale of the seed by variety name only as a class of certified seed. Non-certified sales are prohibited. Seed may be called “Certified” only after meeting all requirements and standards of an Official Seed Certifying Agency.
Utility Patents - A means of protection for certain varieties, especially those developed through genetic engineering or biotechnology. Farmers may not save, clean/condition, or sell any seed protected under a utility patent.
*Limited to the amount of seed needed to plant a farmers own holdings (land owned, leased or rented).
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