USDA Issues Opportunity for USGSA Designation and Request for Comments on the Official Agencies Servicing Various Areas

August 19, 2022

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announces an opportunity for designation for grain inspection services in the vicinity of Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (Alabama); Kankakee Grain Inspection, Inc. (Kankakee); Missouri Department of Agriculture (Missouri); Hastings Grain Inspection, Inc. (Hastings); Aberdeen Grain Inspection, Inc. (Aberdeen); and Washington Department of Agriculture (Washington). A notice is available in the Federal Register

AMS’s Federal Grain Inspection Service requests comments on the official agencies servicing these areas. In addition, FGIS asks persons or governmental agencies interested in providing official services in these areas to apply for designation.

FGIS seeks comments on the quality of services provided by the current providers in the following areas:

  • Applications and comments for areas of designation terminating on September 30, 2022, currently operated by Aberdeen, Hastings, and Missouri must be received by September 19, 2022.
  • Applications and comments for areas of designation terminating on December 31, 2022, currently operated by Alabama, Kankakee, and Washington must be received between October 1, 2022, and October 31, 2022

For more information, contact Austyn Hughes, Compliance Officer at

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