ASA Fellow Aggies Urge USDA to Continue all FGIS Inspection and Weighing

first_imgIn a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack this week, ASA and multiple farm stakeholder groups urged USDA to take all actions necessary to provide official inspection and weighing services at grain export elevator facilities.“Congress has vested in FGIS the responsibility and obligation to provide vibrant and reliable official inspection and weighing services to facilitate efficient and cost-effective marketing of U.S. grains and oilseeds to foreign markets, upon which U.S. agriculture and the American economy depend for economic growth and jobs,” wrote the groups. “American farmers, grain handlers and exporters, as well as our foreign customers, depend upon accurate, timely and cost-effective delivery of mandated impartial third-party official inspection services administered by FGIS and its designated and delegated agencies.”A full copy of the letter is available here.[gview file=””]last_img

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