New York Agriculture & Markets Law
1. Certification in this state shall be by the state college of agriculture, or by the department of agriculture and markets, or by such other agency as the commissioner of agriculture and markets may designate. This designated agency may cooperate with other officially recognized certification agencies in the certification of seeds.
2. The commissioner, after consultation with the dean of the state college of agriculture, or, in the case of tree seeds with the president of the state university of New York college of environmental science and forestry, shall adopt and promulgate appropriate standards for the certification of seed.