“We are currently working with USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection
Service (APHIS) to address reports of unsolicited shipments of seeds from foreign
countries. Anyone who receives unordered seeds in the mail should contact the
Illinois Department of Agriculture by emailing the following information to
agr.seeds@Illinois.gov: First and Last Name, Phone Number and the number of
packages received. Do not open the package, plant the seeds, or throw them out.
Please keep all seeds unopened and with their original packaging and labels,
including mailing labels, until further instruction is provided.”