N.Y. Agriculture & Markets Law Section 146


No person shall distribute in this state any type of fertilizer until a license to distribute the same has been obtained from the commissioner by the person whose labelling is applied to such fertilizer upon payment of a one hundred fifty dollar fee. The initial license issued hereunder shall expire on December thirty-first of the next even numbered year following the year in which it was issued and each renewal of that license shall be for a two year period, ending on December thirty-first. Application for a renewal of such license shall be made biennially, upon a form prescribed by the commissioner and be submitted no later than thirty days prior to the expiration of the existing license.


The application shall include:


The name and address of licensee;


Name and address of each manufacturing plant, blending plant and bulk storage facility within New York state which distributes commercial fertilizer, and


A list of the brand and product name of all commercial fertilizer distributed in this state.


The licensee shall inform the commissioner in writing of additional distribution points established during the period of the license.


The commissioner is authorized and empowered to revoke the license of any distributor of commercial fertilizer, or to refuse to grant or to renew the license of any distributor as herein provided, upon satisfactory evidence that the licensee or applicant has used fraudulent or deceptive practices in the evasion or attempted evasion of the provisions of this article, or of any rules or regulations promulgated hereunder or if the license application or the information furnished upon the sale of the commercial fertilizer is misleading or deceptive or tends to mislead or deceive as to its quality or the constituents or materials of which it is composed. No license shall be revoked or refused until the distributor shall have been given an opportunity to appear for a hearing before the commissioner.

Source: Section 146 — Licensing, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/AGM/146 (updated Jan. 18, 2019; accessed Jun. 22, 2024).

Jun. 22, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 18, 2019

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