Before you file a seed arbitration complaint, first try to resolve the problem with the company where you purchased your seeds. If you can’t resolve the problem, be sure to file promptly so we can inspect and investigate if necessary.
If you have a complaint about a seed dealer, you’ll need to file an arbitration complaint before starting any legal action. The filing fee is $75, payable to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
To file an arbitration complaint, prepare a letter using the following guidelines. We have a sample complaint letter to get you started.
Address the letter to the Commissioner of Agriculture and state that you’re filing for seed arbitration. Briefly describe the problem and date the kind, variety, lot number and number of bags of the seed lot in question (don’t forget to include the lot number). Please also tell us where the seed was purchased and what company labeled or tagged the seed lot. If you can, include a copy of the purchase invoice and seed tag.
Be sure to include a check for $75 payable to the Georgia Department of Agriculture.
Mail the letter and filing fee to
Seed Arbitration Complaints
Georgia Department of Agriculture
PO Box 1507
Tifton, GA 31793