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(a) Sections 43-10-104--43-10-108 do not apply:
(1) To seed or grain sold or represented to be sold for purposes other than for seeding; provided, that the seed is labeled “not for seeding purposes” and that the seed seller shall make it unmistakably clear to the purchaser of such seed or grain that it is not for seeding purposes;
(2) To seed for conditioning when consigned to being transported to or stored in a conditioning establishment; provided, that the invoice or labeling accompanying the seed bears the statement “Seed for conditioning”; and provided further, that other labeling or representation that may be made with respect to the uncleaned or unconditioned seed shall be subject to this part;
(3) When grown, sold, and delivered by the producer on the producer's own premises, to the purchaser personally for seeding purposes. If, however, the seed is advertised for sale through any public medium or if the seed is delivered by a common carrier, except transported for the purposes of being recleaned as hereinafter provided, the seed must be labeled in accordance with this part; and
(4) To any carrier in respect to any seed or screenings transported or delivered for transportation in the ordinary course of its business as a carrier; provided, that such carrier is not engaged in producing, conditioning, or marketing agricultural or vegetable seeds or screenings subject to this part.
(b) No person shall be subject to the penalties of this part for having sold, offered or exposed for sale in this state any agricultural or vegetable seeds that were incorrectly labeled or represented as to origin, kind, or variety when such seeds cannot be identified by examination, unless such person has failed to obtain an invoice or genuine grower's declaration giving origin, kind, and variety or to take such other precautions as may be necessary to ensure the identity to be that stated.
Cite this article: FindLaw.com - Tennessee Code Title 43. Agriculture and Horticulture § 43-10-110 - last updated January 01, 2020 | https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-43-agriculture-and-horticulture/tn-code-sect-43-10-110/
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