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Grain industry calls for change to Grain Standards Act involving China

Aug 01, 2019 at 09:09 AM CST

The National Grain and Feed Association, which represents more than 1,100 grain, feed, processing, exporting and other grain-related companies throughout the country, told the Senate Agriculture Committee today that Congress should consider several changes – including one involving an issue with China – when it reauthorizes the U.S. Grain Standards Act. At the hearing, Bruce Sutherland, president of Michigan Agriculture Commodities in Lansing, Mich., testified on NGFA’s behalf: “…(O)ur legislative recommendations to amend the USGSA will strengthen the official inspection and weighing system, foster the competitive position of U.S. grains and oilseeds in world markets, and maintain the integrity of official inspection results.”