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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Passage of Grain Standards Reauthorization
Michigan Ag Connection - 06/25/2020

U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Wednesday announced the Committee passed the bipartisan U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 by a voice vote.

"The entire federal grain inspection system needs the certainty, predictability, and transparency that the bipartisan U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 provides," Roberts said. "The Senate Agriculture Committee has never let this reauthorization lapse, and as is customary in our Committee, we have listened before putting pen to paper. I appreciate our stakeholders' input while crafting this bill. It will serve them well and help maintain our country's reputation as a reliable exporter of quality grain."

"As our farmers face unprecedented uncertainty and trade instability, it is vital that we maintain the integrity of our grain inspection system," Stabenow said. "This bipartisan bill protects the interests of American farmers and ensures our credibility as a reliable producer of high-quality crops."

The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 has wide industry support from the following groups:

- American Association of Grain Inspection and Weighing Agencies

- American Farm Bureau Federation

- American Soybean Association

- Kansas Corn

- Kansas Farm Bureau

- Kansas Grain and Feed Association

- Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association

- Kansas Soybean Association

- Kansas Wheat

- Michigan Agri-Business Association

- National Association of Wheat Growers

- National Barley Growers Association

- National Corn Growers Association

- National Grain and Feed Association

- National Sorghum Producers

- National Sunflower Association

- North American Export Grain Association

- Renew Kansas Biofuel Association

- U.S. Canola Association

The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 is now ready for consideration by the full U.S. Senate.

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