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Seed Merchant

Includes operation of seed sorting machinery.


Code 8102 applies to employers that principally perform the handling and merchandising of seeds.  These seed merchants receive harvested grass, alfalfa or other field crop seeds, vegetable seeds, or flower seeds in bulk from growers. The merchandising is usually handled on a wholesale basis, but some seed merchants sell at retail and conduct store activities on the premises where they display racks of seed packets and have sacks of seeds available for sale along with other incidental articles used by residential gardeners. These store operations are included within the scope of this classification provided these employers process the seeds.

This classification is also applied to employers that perform bean sorting or handling.  This classification contemplates the receipt of peanuts in bulk from growers and the machine cleaning, grading, visual inspection, and machine sacking of the unshelled peanuts which are then stored prior to shipment to peanut vendors. Some of these employers will perform shelling operations, usually by machine.


Assignment by Analogy

• Grain elevator operation – concrete and steel
• Specialist contractor engaged in soil and crop inspection

Operations to be Separately Rated

  1. Grinding peanut hulls.  Refer to Code 2014 “Feed Mfg.”

  2. Roasting peanuts.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”

  3. Growing:
    1. Bean sprouts.  Refer to Code 0035 “Florist – Cultivating or Gardening & Drivers.”
    2. Grain feed.  Refer to Code 0006 “Farm – NOC & Drivers.”
    3. Peanuts.  Refer to Code 0031 “Vegetable, Berry or Grape Farm & Drivers.”
  4. Manufacturing of baked beans, peanut butter or peanut oil.  Refer to Code 6504 “Food Sundries Mfg. – NOC – No Cereal Milling.”

Industry Group

Stores and Dealers