Some US farm & garden seed tariffed due to Chinese origin
Skimming through a 194 page list of imports to the US that will be tariffed beginning September 24, I see that a number of farm and garden seeds are listed. Well, they've been listed since the first round of tariffs. https://ustr.gov/sites/default/files/enforcement/301Investigations/Tarif... All the more reason for those who can, to begin saving your own seed, or even growing enough to share or sell . Even a tiny garden can often produce enough seed to start many new gardens.
I just need to be more disciplined about setting aside bean plants just for seed collection, not for harvest for the table I always wait until the end of the season to let some beans stay on the vine and mature, but by then the plant is under a lot of bug and disease pressure. I end up with damaged seeds with low germination and disease that carries through to the next generation. I really need to let some healthy vine mature seeds from day 1 so that I can put way healthy seeds. Currently, what I do is buy two or three years worth of commercial bean seed at a time.
I do not know if any of my seed is Chinese sourced. Some seed sellers would probably tell me if asked.