Bland said a state agriculture official was at his farm Wednesday to observe shipments being prepared. He said the official told him that he would face no immediate sanctions.
“He told me they were not going to do anything until after the appeal,” Bland said.
Mary Kathryn Yaerta, a spokeswoman for the agriculture commissioner, said in an email Wednesday that any action taken against Bland would follow a typical administrative process.
“Once we receive the information and know the circumstance, we will take the appropriate steps,” she said.