AMS Solicits Nominations for USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee

August 08, 2023

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) seeks nominations for individuals to serve on the USDA Grain Inspection Advisory Committee. The nomination period opens today and closes in 45 days, on September 22, 2023.

The advisory committee meets no less than once annually to advise AMS on the programs and services it delivers under the U.S. Grain Standards Act. Advisory Committee recommendations help AMS advance its customers' needs in a dynamic and changing marketplace.  Meetings are held virtually or in a hybrid style, with participants attending in person or virtually.

A notice announcing the nomination period with instructions on submitting applications was published today in the Federal Register on August 8, 2023. The nomination application can also be found on the website.  For more information, please contact, Chief of Staff at AMS Federal Grain Inspection Service.

AMS policy is that the diversity of the boards, councils and committees it oversees should reflect the diversity of their industries in terms of the experience of members, methods of production and distribution, marketing strategies, and other distinguishing factors, including but not limited to individuals from historically underserved communities, that will bring different perspectives and ideas to the table. Throughout the full nomination process, AMS, in conjunction with industry, conducts extensive outreach, paying particular attention to reaching underserved communities, and considers the diversity of the population served and the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the members to serve a diverse population.

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