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Navigation BulletAbout the Department
Navigation BulletField Seed Program
Navigation BulletPotato Program
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Navigation SpacerCertification
Navigation Spacer - General Program
Navigation SpacerRequirements
Navigation Spacer- Seed Class and
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Navigation Spacer- Field Management
Navigation Spacer& Inspection

Navigation Spacer- Seed Control
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Navigation Spacer- Post Harvest Test
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Navigation SpacerInspection

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Navigation SpacerRequirements

 Navigation Spacer- USDA Programs
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Navigation Spacer- Potato Seedstocks
Navigation SpacerPrograms
Navigation Spacer- Process, Testing
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Navigation Spacer- Tissue Culture
Navigation SpacerStock Varieties

Navigation Spacer- Ordering
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Navigation Spacer- Wholesale Potato
Navigation SpacerDealer's License

Navigation Spacer- List of ND Licensed
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Navigation BulletRegulatory Program
Navigation BulletDiagnostic Lab
Navigation BulletSeed Lab
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Shipping Point Inspections (also called Grade Inspections)

Shipping Point Inspection programs are operated under an agreement between USDA/AMS and the State Seed Department. Tuber inspection is done by federal state inspector, licensed by the USDA and provided for both seed and commercial potatoes.

For certified seed potatoes, lot inspections or shipping point inspections are done during packing and grading of potatoes, after the potatoes have passed field and storage inspections.

Tuber inspection grades for fresh and processing potatoes are established under United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes for Processing, and United States Standards for Grades of Potatoes for Chipping, unless otherwise determined by an agreement between buyer and seller.

According to North Dakota rules, seed potatoes can be labeled as follows:
ND Seed potato grades can be found at NDCC 74-04-01-11.

Inspections are carried out at the request of the grower or purchaser by ND State Seed Department potato inspection staff. Inspections are not mandatory for fresh and processing potatoes. Inspections of seed potatoes are mandatory for seed shipped interstate, and voluntary for seed shipped intrastate. (See Labeling Requirements.) Inspections for processing are often used to determine payment to the producer.

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