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Nebraska ag department advises on ‘mystery seeds’

The Nebraska Department of Agriculture is asking Nebraska residents who have received unsolicited packages of seed in the mail in recent days to notify USDA’s Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Lincoln.

The department says the sealed seed packages should not be opened and the seeds should not be planted. They advise keeping the sealed seed packets and mailing packaging, including the mailing label, together in a sealed bag while waiting for further instructions from APHIS.

The mailings appear to be random and reports have been confirmed in several states. The packages were apparently sent from China.

The number for APHIS is 402-434-2346.

Link to news release from USDA-APHIS

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