In the past few days, there have been concerning reports of those across the United States receiving packages of unsolicited seeds from China.

Over the weekend it was reported that several of those packages were received in Kentucky. Kentucky Commissioner of Agriculture Dr. Ryan Quarles says it is important the seeds are reported if found, and the origin remains unclear.

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Quarles adds the seeds could be dangerous, and should not be planted.

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If you receive a package of unsolicited seeds, Quarles says to contact the Kentucky Department of Agriculture immediately.

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The packages are being received through the mail in four states nationwide. As well as reporting the seeds through email and phone, the seeds can also be shipped to the USDA division of Plant Protection Quarantine at P.O. box 475, Hebron, Kentucky 41048

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