06.24.20

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 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

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.

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Press Contact

Meghan Cline (Roberts): 202-224-2035

Jess McCarron (Stabenow): 202-224-1437