Wholesale Potato Dealers License
The State Seed Department is designated by the State of North Dakota to license Wholesale Potato Dealers. The purpose of the licensing program is to ensure the financial protection of growers and others engaged in the production or trade of potatoes. Potato producers are encouraged to do business only with brokers and processors who are licensed and bonded by the state.
A wholesale dealer is defined as:
“any person who buys potatoes in wholesale lots directly from a grower or grower cooperative, who sells or handles potatoes in wholesale lots for the purpose of processing or resale, or who handles potatoes on account of or as an agent for another”
In general, any individual or company doing business in North Dakota as a wholesale dealer (defined) is required to obtain a license from the State Seed Department. Buying, selling or brokering of potatoes in any sizeable amount requires licensure.Instructions:
The Wholesale Potato Dealers license program is governed by of ND Century Code and Chapter of ND Administrative Code. explains the licensing, enforcement, damage claim and violation provisions of the law. Chapter contains payment and claim requirements
There are approximately 40-50 wholesale potato dealers licensed by the state in any given year. A list of currently licensed dealers is available on this site.
For details on the Wholesale Potato Dealers license program or questions related to licensing, please contact the Seed Commissioner’s office at 701-231-5400.