Screenings are the by-products produced from cleaning seed to prepare it for sale to farmers for planting. Most of the material found in screenings is considered inert matter such as hulls or pieces of leaves and stems. Screenings might also include weed seed. Screenings are used in the manufacture of animal feed and potentially have other uses. The Minnesota Screenings Act (M.S. 21.71-21.78) prohibits noxious weed seed in screenings sold in Minnesota. Noxious weeds are weeds that are highly objectionable due to their adverse affects on crops, livestock, human health or the environment. They are also regulated under the Minnesota Noxious Weed Law and the Minnesota Seed Law.

Screenings Permit

The Minnesota Screenings Act requires that the purchaser of screenings have a current screenings permit. By having this permit, the holder certifies that they have a method for devitalizing, or killing the noxious weed seed. Common methods include grinding or heat treatment. There is no fee for this permit but it must be renewed annually.

List of Current Screenings Permit Holders

List of current screenings permit holders is not available through the MDA license look-up database. The list is maintained by the Seed & Noxious Weed Unit in the Plant Protection Division. If you have screenings to sell, you should check the list to make sure the person, or firm, you wish to sell to is permitted for the current year.

2018 Screenings Permit Holders

Name Address City State Zip
Gary A. Anderson 15295 150th St NE Thief River Falls, MN 56701
Robert Blazejewski 38009 Pembina Trail NW Strandquist, MN 56758
Rodney Boots 1439 76th Ave NW Williams, MN 56686
Blair Hoseth 4671 County Hwy 31 Mahnomen, MN 56557
Jacob Jon Jenson 25866 290th Ave Badger, MN 56714
Raymond Kasprowicz 26544 390th St NW Strandquist, MN 56758
Roger Porch 142 58th Ave NW Williams, MN 56686
Pork & Plants, LLC 16378 County Rd 114 Altura, MN 55910
David Sturman 41755 330th Street SE Gonvick, MN 56644
Titan Supply Company 29656 38th St Janesville, MN 56048
Daniel Tronvet Farm 15707 180th Street NE Thief River Falls, MN 56701-9087
Robert M. Zavoral 3605 Waville Rd NE Bemidgi, MN 56601
David Zilverberg 601 Carlson Pkwy, Ste 400 Minnetonka, MN 55305