Senate Agriculture Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

June 24, 2020

Senate Agriculture Committee Reauthorizes Grain Standards Act

Jun 24, 2020

Key Issues:Farm Policy

Author: Liz Friedlander

The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry today approved the United States Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020. The legislation sets the framework for the functioning of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Federal Grain Inspection Service.


NCGA joined a coalition of other farm and commodity organizations in a letter to Committee leaders urging they act swiftly to finalize the reauthorization process.


“The United States’ grain inspection system provides certainty to our foreign customers that all U.S. grains and oilseeds have been inspected and certified by an independent agency and provides great value to U.S. commodities, thereby enhancing our competitiveness in the world market,” the groups wrote.


The United States Grain Standards Act (USGSA) is set to expire at the end of September.