Roberts, Stabenow Announce Committee Passage of Grain Standards Reauthorization
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry, Chairman Pat Roberts, R-Kan., and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., today announced the Committee passed the bipartisan U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 by a voice vote.
Click here to read the legislation, summary, and section-by-section.
“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 Farm Bureau
Kansas Grain and Feed Association
Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Association
Kansas Soybean Association
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
Click here to read the letters of support.
The U.S. Grain Standards Reauthorization Act of 2020 is now ready for consideration by the full U.S. Senate.
Meghan Cline (Roberts): 202-224-2035
Jess McCarron (Stabenow): 202-224-1437
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